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29 specimens found
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SOLD Rhodochrosite -Scalenohedral form, Classic locale
stock #SOLD 18.1-668
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
1.7 x 1.5 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A transparent gem crystal of bright red Rhodo from the classic N Chwanning #1 mine. This is part of a small find made late last year, the result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral Rhodos last found over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small as were most of the specimens, but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a series of face modifications not seen in older materials. Condition is perfect, very few of the old find were so completely undamaged. Big display impact for the small size.
Rhodochrosite New find, classic locale
stock #18.1-667
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.5 x 2.2 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1350
Dec 2018

A choice and brilliant thumbnail of complex, gem grade Rhodochrosite. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
Rhodochrosite (new find at classic locale)
stock #18.1-673
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $2250
Dec 2018

A superb large thumbnail/ toenail Rhodo that has exception bright luster, color and is perfectly undamaged. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
Rhodochrosite with Polylithonite, Aegerine etc
stock #17.1-660
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Dec 2018

A neat variation of classic form from Mt St Hillaire, the flattened triangular Rhodochrosite Rhomb with some extra faces. This specimen here also has several tiny "normal" Rhodo rhombs. Lots of micro crystals on some faces and edges, including Polylithonite. In perfect condition by naked eye, only at 30X magnification are some rough spots found as is a secondary coating in a few spots. Displays well from most any angle, this is good looking on either side. An attractive large thumbnail.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz- Classic
stock #18AX-10-076
American Tunnel Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co.
Colorado, United States
7.4 x 5.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $475
Dec 2018

Well defined and sharp rhombs of Rhodochrosite from the classic Colorado locale of the American Tunnel in Silverton. This is the "other" Colorado Rhodo locality that was world famed long before the great finds at Sweet Home. The Am Tunnel Rhodos are also not in the same high price bracket as Sweet Home, but can be quite choice. The locality had a long history of producing Rhodochrosite specimens usually a more pale pink or less well formed. This is a unusually attractive specimen with sharp red crystals that are well exposed and esthetic. Three dimensional, undamaged and far better than usual with a contrasting matrix. Ex collection of R and A Palmer, W Hladysz and A Dilldallion.
Rhodochrosite -rhombic and eched forms
stock #18-AX-22-103
Wudong Mine, Wuzhou Prefecture
Guizhou, China
3 x 2.3 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

Deep red color, translucent to transparent and with fine form, a choice toenail sized Rhodo. From the Wuton (Wudong) mine that is no longer producing, but at one time this discovery made nice Rhodos much more affordable for many collectors. This piece has a pair of modified rhombs joined in a V shape. One is sharp and glassy with some stepped etching, the other is more heavily modified, etched and recrystallized. This is the style that was often compared to Rhodos from Sweet Home. There is a lot of similarity but the price is very much lower from this locale!
Rhodochrosite on Galena and Acanthite with Fluorite
stock #18-AX-22-109
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guizhou, China
6.6 x 5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $560
Worldwide mix summer

An early find Chinese Rhodo with a deep rich red color set on a mix of Sulphides including Galena, Acanthite and Sphalerite. The early finds of Rhodochrosites from this region were associated with Silver minerals and sometimes native Silver as well. Later finds were much larger but did not have any Silver species. This has a good amount of Acanthite (Silver Sulphide) crystals and Silver rich Galena with melted look. The contrast is excellent and the Rhodochrosite crystals reach 2.9 CM. No more Rhodos are being found and this is a choice example of the earliest type from the upper zones.
Rhodochrosite- gem crystal
stock #18.1-254
Hotazel Mine, Kalahari Mg Field
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.2 x .7 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Clean, sharp, brilliant luster and intense red color in this single scalenohedral type Rhodo prism. From the Hotazel mine, this clearly grew in contact with other crystals and so the faces show the geometric imprints of those forms. Perfectly terminated (not cleaved which is rare) and with excellent clarity, this is a the sort of thumbnail that looks fine in any display.
29 specimens found
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