A fine, glassy transparent rhomb of Rhodochrosite with great provenance. From the famed Wallace Gould Levison Collection obtained prior to 1897, from mineral dealer AN Fuller of Lawrence, Kansas. The Fuller Label is included. The locality on that label is only Lake County, Colorado. Several Colorado collectors agree that this is typical and certainly from the John Reed Mine which fits the form, color, associations and vintage for this piece. We are fairly confident this is correct but with such attributions going back over 125 years there is a possibility of error. A tiny bit of adhering sulphide is noted, probably altered Pyrite. The rhomb has both natural crystal faces and some cleavage areas. Unusually bright color this has a rich intense red not known from many places. A choice vintage Colorado specimen.