A Rhodochrosite mineral specimen for the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado
A video of a Rhodochrosite specimen from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado

Rhodochrosite, Fluorite, Quartz (Sweet Home Mine)

Regular price $3,500.00


Sweet Home Mine
Alma, Park Co.

6.2 x 3.5 x 1.2 Inches
16 x 9 x 3 Centimeters

Certain specimens are so well known for their locality and composition they can be instantly recognized by a seasoned collector. If you collect or admire minerals from the Sweet Home Mine this beauty is a great example of the classic material the mine is so well known for. Six different minerals can be found across this specimen - The most obvious being the Rhodochrosite crystals nestled within, on and around the prominent quartz needles - The Rhodos are nice and gemmy! I'm sure you also noticed the cute little fluorite cube perched on the right side - It measures 1cm on edge. A bed of Sphalerite contributes nicely to the overall contrast of the piece - Under long wave UV it glows like crazy! (See Video). Small pyrite crystals are sprinkled across the specimen and to top it off, there is a few very well formed Hübernite crystals tucked within the quartz - A rare occurrence and nice touch!
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