Miniature, 3.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The incredible, gemmy red color emanating from these new find of rhodonites blows away all but the very best of the far more famous ones from Broken Hill in Australia. However, these new rhodonites are often only partially euhedral with one or two good faces, aside from a few super crystals like this one which are better formed. This one is complete front and back, and has a contact termination (as do many of the Broken Hill rhodonites) on the left side. It is probably a mix of damage and contact on the right side. Nevertheless, it displays awesomely and the rich cherry color is tops in the world of rhodonite. Front and back shown in upper row. Side view from the contact shown I nbottom photo. JUST In GEM VALUE FOR ROUGH RHODONITE, this crystal is worht at least this price. It has HUGE gemmy zones throughout, and is mostly gem rough.