Rhodochrosite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
Sunnyside Mine (American Tunnel; Mogul Mine; Washington Mine; Belle Creole; Gold Prince; Brenneman Mine; Sunnyside Mine Group), Howardsville, Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colo
This mine has produced some very well known Rhodochrosite specimens in its history. This piece has some very attractive orangish-pink colored Rhodochrosite "rosettes" which are associated with gem quality prismatic Quartz "sprays" and minor sulfides. The Rhodos are rather lustrous and gemmy with a color that is rarely seen from the Sunnyside mine. Ex. Kosnar Collection.