Dims: 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.6" (2.2 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm)
Wt: 4 g
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, U.S.A.
This thumbnail piece consists of at least 6 intersecting Rhodochrosite rhombohedra. These crystals are in excellent condition, showing only very minor damage, and reach dimensions of 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.3" (1.0 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm). All show excellent trigonal-based form and have the standard deep pink color and pearly-to-vitreous luster. All are moderately transparent, showing considerable cloudiness and several internal cleavage planes. Apart from a few tiny quartz crystals, there is no other material present on the piece.