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Rhodochrosite with Apatite, Fluorite, and Pyrite
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
5 x 4.9 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $920
new year 2021

A flat habit rhombohedral crystal of Rhodochrosite sits aesthetically on matrix. Tiny purple Fluorite and Pyrite is also on the front face of the Rhodo adding some character. The matrix has clusters of elongated white Apatites (not visible in the photos) mostly on the backside. These are vividly fluorescent (yellow) in long wave. The condition is excellent and the Rhodo is partly transparent. Better color than is usually seen, this piece was from the earliest finds of Rhodochrosite at Wudong. I do not think any Apatites were found in the later pockets.




Rhodochrosite with Apatite, Fluorite, and Pyrite
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
5 x 4.9 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $920
new year 2021

A flat habit rhombohedral crystal of Rhodochrosite sits aesthetically on matrix. Tiny purple Fluorite and Pyrite is also on the front face of the Rhodo adding some character. The matrix has clusters of elongated white Apatites (not visible in the photos) mostly on the backside. These are vividly fluorescent (yellow) in long wave. The condition is excellent and the Rhodo is partly transparent. Better color than is usually seen, this piece was from the earliest finds of Rhodochrosite at Wudong. I do not think any Apatites were found in the later pockets.