Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.9 x 1.3 cm
Richard Kosnar mined the Sweet Home for a few years during the late 1970's and managed to collect some excellent specimens. This piece is from one of the first pockets that Rich opened when he started mining the Sweet Home. Apatite is rather rare from the Sweet Home mine. This specimen features a few sharp, lustrous, gemmy, bicolor (green and colorless), doubly-terminated Apatite crystals measuring up to 4 mm sitting on Quartz and sulfide matrix. This piece was collected in 1977 out of a very small pocket that only produced a handful of these Apatite specimens. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.