Rhodochrosite with Fluorite and Quartz
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm

A gorgeous large miniature or small cabinet-sized cluster of over a dozen, lustrous, pink-red Rhodochrosite rhombs from one of the world's classic localities for the species, with a lot of beauty on the display face. Crystal faces and edges on this stunning piece are sharp, and all of the crystals are transparent to translucent and measure from 0.5 to 1.5 cm on edge! The diamond-shaped rhombs are very distinct and extend around the periphery of the piece giving it great three-dimensionality. The coverage and vibrant pink-red color of this Rhodochrosite produces a huge impact whether it's in your hand or in a case across the room. This Rhodo is beautifully accented by a few small (2 to 3 mm) Fluorite cubes and several needle Quartz crystals that protrude from around the edges of the cluster, both species providing additional aesthetics. This is a dramatic and gorgeous specimen for its size class and without damage or repairs. There is only a small contact at one end of the piece, not damage, and it is otherwise complete all around. The matrix consists of numerous, small, metallic gray Tetrahedrite crystals and Quartz. A phenomenal miniature from the 1990s era of the Sweet Home mine!

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