Rhodochrosite is an eye catching pink mineral specimen and often highly sought after. The colouration is derived from manganese but gives a white streak. It forms in hydrothermal veins alongside other manganese minerals usually in low temperature ore deposits, the mineral was first found in the Silver mines of Romania, however, large deposits have since been found in Argentine, where it is also the countries national gemstone. These particular specimens also include banding and come from the Capillitas mine, 11,000 ft elevation. Catamarca, Argentina. The mineral its self takes a high polish, and the beautiful rose pink colouration and banding make it a much sought after mineral and gemstone. Specimens are available in small sizes only and come supplied in a 1.5" x 1.5" card tray with an information label.