IGTN21-43
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
$450.00
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA

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Discovered all the way back in 1873 as a mine for silver ore, the Sweet Home mine was worked intermittently with moderate success until closing in 1967. With an investment from a well-known dealer in the early 1990s, The Sweet Home mine reopened as a specimen mine which produced world-class rhodochrosites until the mid 2000s, many of which now lie in museum and private collections all across the world, and became a household name in the mineral collecting community. This thumbnail is an adorable combination is a sculptural mass of two pink rhodochrosite crystals with lustrous, clear quartz crystals growing in between. An affordable piece for a locality that has only become more expensive over the years!

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