||Rhodochrosite (sawn stalactitic)
Capillitas Mine, Andagala
3.2 x 2.5 (miniature)
A nice example of the concentric banding from the Capellitas mine is shown on the sawn face of this stalactite. This mine has occasionally encountered vugs of this material for years but nothing new like this has been seen for a long time now. Unpolished, undamaged and with strong color, this is prime grade gem rough, but especially interesting as a specimen.