Dims: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5" (1.6 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, U.S.A.
Three intersecting Rhodochrosites make up the bulk of this small thumbnail piece. These crystals average 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.2" (8 x 8 x 6 mm) in size and are in excellent condition, showing almost no appreciable damage. The crystals have excellent rhombohedral form, with sharp edges and clean faces that have a bright pearly luster. Their deep pink-red color is also standard, and all are transparent and moderately to very clear, containing few internal fractures and inclusions. A few quartz crystals extend through the crystals, and some of them are broken- this is the only damage that I can see to the piece.