- Fluorite and Rhodochrosite
- Cabinet, 15.0 x 10.0 x 4.8 cm
- Four Ball Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Park Co., Colorado, USA
The number of Colorado rhodochrosite specimens combined with fine fluorite of any quality can probably be counted on two hands. The number of cabinet sized examples, is probably half a dozen in all time. This large, fine, gorgeous plate has no repair or restoration unlike many others. It shows off a number of complex purple fluorite cubes exceeding 1 cm, perched against strawberry-red rhodochrosite rhombs for amazing contrast. The specimen came out in the late 1990s and has been off-market and in a private collection since. Such pieces are literally unobtainable today. This is 1000 times more rare than a similarly sized rhodo pate. Comes with a custom lucite base. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos.