Rhodochrosite Pseudo. After Fossil Clam Shell
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.0 x 6.0 cm
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
This shell has been entirely replaced by light pink rhodochrosite! When you peer into its interior, you can see it's like a little pink cave inside! This is a hand-spread-out-sized 11 x 10 x 6 cm specimen with a rhodo-replaced clam so big that INSIDE OF IT there are numerous others. This is a phosphate mining district where they are now through the fossil-bearing zone, and so no more have come out in years, of this quality.