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These specimens are primarily rhodonite, typically with a minor amount of pyrite, other sulfides, and quartz matrix. The San Martin Mine, near the village of Chiurucu, produced these specimens in the late 90's then again in 2007/8. I was able to pick up a small lot of these in 2013. These are mostly a fairly dark pink, though the colors tend to be a bit washed out in the photos.
Page 17, Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru
CR 2073: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 4.2 cm x 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm, 36.4 grams. $55. A nice rich piece of rhodonite. The photo is a little 'washed out'.
CR 2077: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 3.3 cm x 1.3 cm x 0.8 cm, 12.7 grams. $20. A nice solid piece of rhodonite without matrix. "toenail", slightly larger than a TN.
CR 2074: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 3.8 cm x 2.8 cm x 1.5 cm, 11.7 grams. $23. I adjusted the brightness/contrast on this photo and this image is pretty close to the true color of the specimen.
CR 2081: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 2.7 cm x 2.0 cm x 2.0 cm, 9.6 grams. $25. A good thumbnail with classic ax-blade crystals, no matrix.
CR 2078: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 2.7 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.8 cm, 6.5 grams. $12. Nice sharp "ax-blade" crystal on matrix. Good color. TN
CR 2079: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 4.0 cm x 3.3 cm x 2.0 cm, 23.7 grams. $65. A very nice miniature with just a minor amount of matrix on the back. Large crystals, great color.
R 2080: Rhodonite, San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Peru: 5.6 cm x 4.2 cm x 2.4 cm, 43.2 grams. $120. Excellent small cabinet with a nice sprinkling of pyrite that provides contrast to the large rhodonite crystals. Nice rich dark pink color.
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