Rhodonite, Calcite
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Cabinet, 10.6 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm
An IMPRESSIVE CABINET specimen richly covered with large, blocky, pastel-pink rhodonite crystals on calcite matrix. This is CLASSIC, OLD-TIME material from the famous Franklin Mine. SELDOM do you see Franklin specimens with as many sharp rhodonite crystals. This piece is nicely assembled, with the largest crystal, 3.1 cm, featured at the top of the crystal cluster. SUPER orange fluorescence on the calcite. Ex. George Elling Collection.