Rhodochrosite With Quartz & Gypsum Casting Calcite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.5 x 5 cm
Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico

This pastel, pink colored specimen is a really cute combination of pastel-pink rhodochrosite casting over (and partially replacing) several large scalenohedral calcites, all of which is then dusted by a secondary coating of sparkling and bubbly rhodo atop. Small gypsum crystals and a few bright and sparkling quartz points are in association. The piece is just a very unique and attractive rhodo, overall - not quite like any other I have seen. Joe Budd photos.