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Bennett Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
Rhodochrosite is exceedingly rare in such a fine crystal in gem pegmatites, like the Bennett Quarry in Maine. The color of this rhodochrosite crystal is a deep rose pink. It is both gemmy and lustrous and is a sharp scalenohedron. This is truly a rare and unique find. I believe it was found in the early 1990s - in any case, it was just a small pocket and even tiny crystals like this were treasured and hoarded by East Coast collectors.