• Rhodonite with Galena and Spessartine Garnet
  • Rhodonite with Galena and Spessartine Garnet
  • Rhodonite with Galena and Spessartine Garnet
Silicates

Rhodonite with Galena and Spessartine Garnet

$2,000.00   €1,694  £1,460.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC14212
Another red mineral from North Mine at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, which rather surprisingly forms fine crystals in a Galena matrix, is Rhodonite.  Specimens with this wonderful combination are always pleasing but, as we always endeavour, this small miniature is a total showstopper and never has there been a better example of ‘small but sweet’.  A single, thick-set tabular Rhodonite crystal measuring 2.4 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm stands at 45 degrees in a small matrix of silver Galena with a bright metallic lustre.  The Rhodonite is translucent cherry-red and back-lit, glows warm-rich cherry, illuminated against and contrasting with the opaque metallic matrix.  If this were not enough, nature has chosen to liberally sprinkle micro-crystals of burnt cinnamon-toffee Spessartine Garnets over the matrix and one face of the Rhodonite.  It is simply a delight and will have you reaching for the napkins to mop away those drools!

Details

Dimensions
3.0 × 4.0 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Silicates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
North Mine, Yancowinna Co, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Galena, Garnet, Rhodonite, Spessartine

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