Rhodochrosite, Tetrahedrite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
An aesthetic and showy combination specimen from the famous and now-closed Sweet Home Mine. Gemmy and lustrous, cherry-red rhodochrosite rhombs are nicely set on matrix covered with large, sharp and lustrous, dark gray tetrahedrite crystals and a scattering of needle quartz crystals. The tetrahedrites reach 1.7 cm, large for the species and locality. Tetrahedrite is a highly desirable sulfide from this famous mine. This showy piece is from the Pincushion Pocket. Henry Minot specimen.