Rhodochrosite With Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.2 cm
Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA

With the mine now closed, good to great rhodos are getting scarcer and more expensive. This particular specimen features crystals to 1.2 cm across which are lustrous, translucent, and a deep, rich, pink color. As is common with soft minerals, there are minor abrasions to a few crystals. This does not diminish the overall appearance of the specimen. I sell so few of them now for several reasons, the chief among them being that few of the quality I woul dhave settled for in the old days are available now, and I will not lower my standards to sell what IS generally, good ones come only in old collections receycling or from old dealer stashes that are getting smaller and smaller.