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Capillitas Mine Renowned for Rhodochrosite

 

 

 polished slice of the mineral rhodochrosite

 

 

Capillitas Mining District Argentina


The Capillitas Mine in Argentina is home to some of the world's largest rhodochrosite stalactites.  The mine is located in the Capillitas mining district at an altitude of 10,000 feet which has always presented its fair share of challenges.

The world famous banded rhodochrosite that's found in the Capillitas Mine was first described in 1873 and was given the name Inca Rose Rhodochrosite.

The incredible rhodochrosite mineral in our photo is from the collection of The Arkenstone, iRocks.com.  The image is clickable and directs to the original photo.

 

 

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