Rhodonite in Galena
Cabinet, 9.6 x 6.8 x 4.7 cm
Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia

An intergrown matrix of splendent, dark gray galena in crystals to 8 mm across, and lustrous, translucent, rose-red rhodonite is highlighted by two rhodonite crystals. The first is a doubly-terminated crystal measuring 1.6 cm in length. The second is a glassy and gemmy rose-red crystal, which measures 1.8 cm in length. These gem rhodonites predate WW1 and come from the early mining at Broken Hill. Very FEW ever turn up. Note an association on this piece with bustamite and galena, as a bonus! This is from the historic collection of Herb Obodda.

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