Geo Advent Calendar Day 5

Here’s something bright and cheerful for day five! Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral (MnCO3). The pink colour of this specimen indicates the presence of impurities – pure specimens are red in colour and also rare.05-rhodochrosite

Accession Number M0014
Status Donated
Specimen Type Mineral
Brief Description Rhodochrosite
Full Description Polished slice of pink rhodochrosite showing a botryoidal habit. Also contains black minerals, some pyrite and cavities
Quantity 1
Age (Ma) ?
Location Catamarca, Argentina
Acquisition Method Purchased
Acquisition Details Festival of Geology, University College London – £25.00
Acquisition Date 2016-11-05
Donation Date 2016-12-03
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