Rhodochrosite (mined 1977) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

Sweet Home mine, near Alma, Park County, Colorado
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 2.0 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/17/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

The Sweet Home mine is famous for its Rhodochrosite specimens, and For those who don't know, Richard Kosnar mined the Sweet Home for a few years during the late 1970's and managed to collect some excellent Rhodo specimens. It features a few sharp, translucent, reddish-pink Rhodochrosite rhombohedra perched atop white "needle" Quartz and associated with minor sulfides. The final touch to this specimen is a small, sharp, gem quality dodecahedron of lavender Fluorite at the base. A really nice association specimen and an attractive thumbnail from the mine that produced the world's finest quality Rhodochrosites. This piece is from one of the early pockets that Rich Kosnar opened when he started mining in 1977.

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