||Rhodonite (fine bladed crystals)
Chiurucu (Chiuruco) Hallanca, Bolognesi Province
Ancash Department, Peru
7.5 x 5 CM (cabinet)
Bright pink-red bladed crystals reaching 1 CM cover the crest of this matrix. The find of this Rhodonite was big news a few years ago. This is a good representation of the better style of bladed crystals that came out then. There is some damage as there is on almost all of these, but it is limited and not on the most important crystals. Attractive specimen.