Rhodonite (classic material) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Broken Hill is one of the great mineral localities in the world. It was responsible for early prosperity in the Australia mining industry. Some of the most beloved and fine quality specimens from Broken Hill are the classic Rhodonites, which are the finest examples of the species in the mineral world. Most Rhodonite crystals from around the world are typically opaque and pink, but the Broken Hill specimens are GEMMY and fiery in color. Euhedral, gemmy crystals are not easy to find these days on the market, and they are certainly sought after by collectors. This specimen features a robust, thick, fairly well-formed, good quality, prismatic crystal of Rhodonite with classic fiery gemmy orange color when backlit associated with minor grey-black Galena. The crystal is actually doubly-terminated, though I wouldn't call it a complete "floater". Keep in mind that the majority of these specimens were mined before 1950, and some date back as far as 1900. Priced at $1,500 in our inventory. From the collection of Shields Flynn.