Rhodonite, Calcite And Franklinite
Cabinet, 12.4 x 9.1 x 5.5 cm
Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Ex. George Elling; Harvard Museum
A large, matrix rhodonite with sharp red crystals in contrasting stark white calcite matrix. The little black crystals are franklinite. The large rhodonite in the middle is 6.5 cm, doubly terminated, tip to tip (though it has a growth interruption in the midpoint). These crystals are sharply terminated, and of high quality, thus. Photographs dramatically as a vertical but in person, it looks much better with the crystals diagonally up, and the piece horizontal overall. This is an old specimen, Ex Harvard Museum to Paterson Museum collection, to George Elling collection.