Rhodochrosite with Quartz (classic) ex Mullane Coll.

East Colusa Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:03:05 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic, old-time and aesthetic cluster of blocky, lustrous, pastel rose-pink rhodochrosite rhombs beautifully accented by two, small sprays of needle quartz crystals from the famous East Colusa Mine at Butte. Certainly, one of the most desirable mineral species from this famous district and this is a fine, highly representative specimen of the species and locale. The rhombs are nicely translucent. Ex Jamie Bird Collection, a California collector from the 1960s-1980s. He worked part-time for Hamel Mining & Minerals.

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