Rhodonite, Galena
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
PRISTINE and GEMMY rhodonite crystals are probably THE most desirable species from the famed Broken Hill deposit of Australia. This dark cherry-red, tabular beauty is beautifully perched on a fragment of galena. Knowing the specific Broken Hill mine is not that common, so there is an added bonus. EXCELLENT material from the Ernie Schlichter Collection.