Excellent miniature specimen from a classic locality in USA. The Sweet Home mine has produced many of the best Rhodochrosite specimens for many years. The mine closed in 2004 after several years of successfull crystal mining. This specimen is a nice example of the Rhodochrosites extracted before the mine closed in 2004. It is composed of a group of fine rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite on a matrix of Pyrite, Tetrahedrite and Quartz. Translucent and sharp crystals with very nice red color which emphasize of the Sulfide matrix. The specimen is in excellent condition. Specimen size: 3 cm x 3 cm. Main crystal size: 0.8 cm x 0.6 cm. Watch the video below.
Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park County, Colorado, USA.