Fluorite, Rhodochrosite, Apatite-(Caf)
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
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.