Rhodochrosite With Quartz
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 9.8 x 7.0 x 6.6 cm
A significant large specimen with REALLY nice aesthetics from this classic locality. The rhodo crystals form veins running in crevasses through the quartz, showing as elegant clusters on the stark contrasting matrix of crystallized quartz (some of which may be casts after fluorite). the overall contrast of the colorful and sharp rhodos with snow white, cauliflower-like quartz, is visually striking. Old classic material, rare today in this size and condition.