Miniature, 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Morro da Mina Mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete (old Queluz de Minas), Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
A fine rhodonite crystal from new finds at this famous old manganese mine, now being worked again for the small, narrow veins of rhodonite. This is a sharp crystal of about an inch, very gemmy and translucent (terminated though with some edge wear and a cleave on one side, it displays well). The crystal is 38 carats, or about 8 grams.