Dims: 1.9 x 1.0 x 0.4" (4.9 x 2.4 x 0.9 cm)
Wt: 8 g
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, U.S.A.
Two Rhodochrosite crystals rest on the quartz-bearing base of this small hand specimen. The larger of these crystals has dimensions of 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm), and the other is much smaller, having dimensions of about 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1" (3 x 3 x 2 mm). Both are in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage, if any, and excellent rhombohedral form. Their pink color is slightly paler than many specimens from this locality, but all have the standard pearly-to-vitreous luster and are transparent and moderately clear. They rest upon a base of assorted sulfides that is encrusted with many small, white quartz crystals.