- Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite
- Octahedron Pocket, Mini King Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
- Miniature, 5.2 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
- Ex. Helmut Bruckner
An incredible miniature, simply stunning, with crystals so gemmy and transPARENT, they look carved and glued on to the tetrahedrite. The matrix is crystallized tetrahedriteof jet black color an dluster, not the usual gray or dull style. A few clear quartzes by accent, and you have a simply stunning, top caliber miniature that would fit in any competitive case. There is simply nothing wrong with the piece...it is textbook pristine and aesthetic. Out of all the hundreds of rhodos he selected from in his day (Helmut was the rhodo agent contracted to be selling to Europe for most of the 1990s!), this was the one Helmut kept. There are bigger, but not many finer. Rhodos of this quality do go for an admitted "arm and a leg." They must. There are just so few of them to go around.