Rhodochrosite, Gypsum
Cabinet, 11.4 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm
Potosi Mine (El Potosi Mine), Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico

The sculptural, 3-dimensional cabinet wedge of matrix from the well-known Potosi Mine at Santa Eulalia is architecturally covered with two generations of rhodochrosite and nicely accented with lustrous, colorless gypsum. The sharp, pastel-pink rhodochrosite rhombs are coated with a very sparkly, second generation of rhodochrosite botryoids. Classic and showy material from this noted locale. Ex. Consie Prince Collection.