Uchucchacua Mine, Lima Department, Oyon Province, Peru
4.7 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
Rhodocrosite from Peru is not known for this superior red color. But, this one is the exception. It is gemmy and it is just as red as this picture indicates. A bonus is that it sits on a wonderful black matrix. This size of the crystal from this locality is exceptional. It has been repaired one time.
Photo Credit: Joe Budd