Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm
Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
An aesthetic rhodochrosite combination specimen from the famous and now-closed Sweet Home Mine. Lustrous and gemmy, cherry-red rhodochrosite rhombs to 1.3 cm are nicely set on the edge of the triangular-shaped matrix covered with needle quartz crystals and mirror-bright, striated, brassy pyrite cubes. The long quartz spear partially embedded in the large rhodo, with the bright pyrites in front is a joy to behold. This showy piece is from the Pincushion Pocket.