Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm
Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Ex. Peabody Museum (Yale University)
This one's from the heyday of the Sterling Hill and Franklin Mines before WW1. This specimen, which once was in the Princeton University's Peabody Museum collection, is accompanied by an old label dating to that time. A cluster of lustrous, rich pink-colored rhodonite crystals to 3 cm in length, is associated with minor calcite and franklinite. Only this large crystal is complete, however the accent of the color of the matrix it shoots out from is a nice touch. The historical aspect of this piece is compelling as a USA classic.