||Rhodochrosite with quartz
Wuzhou Prefecture, Guanxi Province
6.6x6.5 CM (cabinet)
A very fine Chinese rhodo, from the 2007 pocket at Wuzhou, these were the best found at that time, and a different style than those found in later mining. The color and clarity are easily confused with some Sweet Home material. Deep color and esthetics with the largest Rhomb 2.2 CM. Typical of this mine there are micro xls of fluorite and acanthite as well as eye visible pyrites, but the real reason to display this is the Rhodochrosite. Overall in fine shape, no noticable damage, we have noticed that the red color is more intense under some types of lighting. This is a fraction of the price that a comparable Colorado piece would go for!