Amethyst in Rhodochrosite Geode
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 9.8 x 7.0 x 4.8 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
This combo specimen from Santa Eulalia is visually compelling and, I think, a very rare find of which I have seen only 3 pieces in 25 years of looking. Spheres of sparkling, light pink rhodochrosite, to 2.35 cm across, line a vug and are perfectly preserved. Associated atop the rhodochrosites are several glassy and gemmy, light purple crystals of amethyst, to 1.5 cm in length. Som eof them even have rhodochrosite INCLUSIONS within. Very rare material. The only other piece I saw of this size was one from the Zinn collection, dated to the 1970s