Fluorite, Rhodochrosite, Apatite-(Caf)
Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
The Sweet Home mine is famous for its Rhodochrosite specimens, but it has produced some very nice Fluorites as well. Richard Kosnar mined the Sweet Home for a few years during the late 1970s and managed to collect some excellent Rhodochrosite specimens. It features a gorgeous, two-tone purple and colorless, gem/gemmy, partial dodecahedron of Fluorite with good sharpness and luster. The piece is accented by small pink Rhodochrosite crystals and one tiny (about 1 mm), prismatic pale green Apatite crystal (shown in the close up photo). This piece is from one of the early pockets that Rich Kosnar opened when he started mining in 1977.