Rhodochrosite With Baryte on Romancheite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Lone Tree Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Stretch Young
I am wild about this specimen, and always have been sinc ei found it and sold it to Stretch about 5 years ago. Aesthetically nestled in a vug in romanechite matrix, is a treasure trove of spheroidal, light red, translucent, balls of rhidochrosite, to .4 cm across, which are located on blades of colorless and lustrous, zoned, Baryte. These, in turn, reach .7 cm across. romanechite is a rare, hydrous, barium, manganese, oxide. The contents of this vug look like a cityscape, out of Star Wars. This also happens to be a rare US locality specimen that is richer and larger than most from the locale..