Offered here is an incredible thumbnail size specimen from this famous location! At least five different minerals make up this little treasure! A translucent 6mm deep rose red-pink Rhodochrosite rhombohedron and a 4mm, gemmy dodecahedral Fluorite crystal sit on a black Sphalerite matrix. Micro Apatite crystals are scattered about the piece and there are a couple of tiny needle quartz crystals as well! It is well known this mine produced some of the finest Rhodochrosites in the world. This piece was mined by Rich Kosnar in 1978 and it is our understanding that it is from one of the last pockets he opened before being done at the mine.
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Apatite and Quartz on Sphalerite (mined in 1978) (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
Origin: Sweet Home Mine, near Alma, Park County, Colorado
Dimensions (cm): 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.0
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