Dims: 1.7x1.5x1.4" (4.4x3.8x3.5cm)
Wt: 3.50 oz. (99.1g)
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Embedded within a mass of intergrown galena crystals lie dozens of red, transparent rhodonite crystals. While these are mostly small, two of them visibly exceed 1cm in length. The clarity of the crystals is marred by internal fractures in various degrees - the small crystals on the bottom of the specimen are essentially opaque. Nearly all of the rhodonite crystals show some damage, and there are no natural, complete terminations visible. The largest crystals (and many smaller ones) do have good crystal faces and show a splintery fracture where broken.