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    Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine
    Sweet Home lode and Pulaski lode [Patents 106 and 107])
    Mount Bross, Alma Mining District, Park Co.
    Colorado, USA

    Rhodochrosites from the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado are some of the most celebrated American minerals and for good reason. The bright cherry-red hue present in this top-caliber specimen is unmatched. The color is well-balanced and highly saturated. On full display here is a grouping of well-formed "rhomb" crystals. The largest crystal measures a stout 2.29 inches (5.82 cm), which is further surrounded by additional sharp crystals and a spattering of dark metallic Sphalerite near the top. The gemmy rhombohedral crystals are 'floaters' and accompanied by a custom metal armature base. This exquisite small-cabinet specimen has excellent color and has been professionally repaired after slight secondary damage. Due to inherent softness, Rhodochrosites are commonly repaired. This world-class offering is incredibly aesthetic and exhibits what collectors covet in this highly collectible material.
    Measurements: 3.64 x 2.85 x 1.06 inches (9.25 x 7.25 x 2.68 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th Thursday
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