Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 3.7 x 3.3 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
Two generations of rhodochrosite are featured on this aesthetic and showy specimen from the famous American Tunnel of Colorado. Glassy, cherry-red rhodochrosite rhombs, which are revealed on the cleaved base, are coated with a pleasing second generation of lustrous, pastel-pink rhodochrosite. The large, sharp central rhomb is 1.7 cm on edge. Ex. John Ydren collection.