Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province,
Lima Dept., Peru.
8.2x 7.3x 3.6 cm
A cabinet specimen boasting
several sharp, deeply colored rhodochrosite scalenohedrons to 1.9 cm in
length. Along with the rhodos are many small, colorless fluorites lying
flat against a matrix coated with contrasting manganese oxides.
These started coming out of
Peru in the 80's, but over the past couple years fewer and fewer have
been found. This was among the best in the possession of one of the
Peruvian dealers at this year's Tucson show.