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.
stock #8 DK-090
Capillitas Mine, Andagala
7.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
A fine example of a crystalline Stalactite of Rhodochrosite with great form. The main stal is 7+ cm long, with a slight bend to it, complete, terminated and with no damage. A second broken section of stal is attached. The section reveals the concentric pink color these are famous for. The main stal is about 2 CM thick and is composed of stacked lath crystals. The color is excellent from deep red-pink to orangey pink. One edge of the stal has a contrasting grey overcoating that appars to be calcite. All in all a very esthetic specimen, hard to find in this size and quality.