Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
A very sharp, tabular, rose-red toenail rhodonite crystal from the famous Franklin Mine of New Jersey. This lustrous and translucent beauty has textbook crystal form and a sharp beveled termination. The rhodonite behind it is sharply euhedral, also. Highly representative of the species and famous locality and not diminished by the contacting on the right side. Perfect Franklin rhodonites of this size are very rare. Ex. Carl Davis Collection.