Miniature, 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

VERY GEMMY and lustrous, this deep cherry-red Rhodonite crystal on a crystalline Galena matrix is from the famous Broken Hill deposit of Australia. The large Rhodonite crystal is especially fine, and the exposed portion is an amazing 2.3 x 1.2 x .6 cm. As it is so old and rare in this quality, a small bit of contacting on one corner is certainly not detracting from this showy piece. These came out in the 1960s and earlier and are hard to get today. Formerly in the collection of A.L. McGuinness.

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