Rhodochrosite, Quartz
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm
East Colusa Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
A classic, old-time and aesthetic cluster of blocky, lustrous, pastel rose-pink rhodochrosite rhombs beautifully accented by two, small sprays of needle quartz crystals from the East Colusa Mine at Butte. Certainly, one of the most desirable mineral species from this famous district and this is a fine, highly representative specimen of the species and locale. The rhombs are nicely translucent. Ex. Jamie Bird Collection, a California collector from the 1960s-1980s.