Gypsum (Var: Selenite), Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Pyrite

Specimen ID: N12-KU7

Mineral(s)
Gypsum (Var: Selenite) : CaSO4·2H2O
Quartz : SiO2
Pyrite : FeS2
Locality
As recorded:
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Aristotelis, Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Mindat locality:
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A group of light pink rhodochrosite crystals to 30 mm, associated with quartz, pyrite and gypsum crystals. Some of the rhodochrosite rhombohedrons are hollow and were partially or completely replaced by small quartz crystals. Ex. Karel Bal Collection (1973) Specimen size = 119 x 115 x 62 mm.
Karel Bal - 16th January 2012

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Close-up: rhodochrosite crystal partially replaced by small quartz crystals. FOV: 45 x 35 mm.
Karel Bal - 1st March 2012

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Close-up: rhombohedral rhodochrosite covered with small quartz crystals and gypsum.
Karel Bal - 1st March 2012

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Close-up: gypsum crystals surrounded by quartz crystals. FOV: 25 x 15 mm.
Karel Bal - 1st March 2012
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