Rhodonite on Galena
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
A 2.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm crystal of GEM rhodonite, perched in contrasting galena matrix! GEMMY rhodonite crystals, of this magnitude, are SO rare! I am told this came out in the 1940s. The crystal is complete, and fully terminated (though as is typical, the termination is a bit rounded by nature). I have seen in 2 decades only 3 specimens of this caliber for sale. It is not about size, but about the beauty and quality of this gem crystal....this is a RARE treasure! I was shocked when I saw it available. the last one I handled was of similar size, and quality, and ended up selling for over 10k on the resale market