JB17-1741
Fluorite and Rhodochrosite
Four Ball Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 15.0 x 10.0 x 4.8 cm
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The number of Colorado rhodochrosite specimens combined with fine fluorite of any quality can probably be counted on two hands. The number of cabinet sized examples, is probably half a dozen in all time. This large, fine, gorgeous plate has no repair or restoration unlike many others. It shows off a number of complex purple fluorite cubes exceeding 1 cm, perched against strawberry-red rhodochrosite rhombs for amazing contrast. The specimen came out in the late 1990s and has been off-market and in a private collection since. Such pieces are literally unobtainable today. This is 1000 times more rare than a similarly sized rhodo pate. Comes with a custom lucite base. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos.