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546  Rhodochrosite
Wolf Mine, Herdorf, Betzdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany  
miniature  4.6 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm

Shale's Los Angeles dealer label.

Rob: At one time, long ago, these rhodos were the cat’s meow for the species. They are now exceedingly rare in dealer’s stocks. This is a particularly fine example, featuring several clusters of red-orange, translucent, botryoids on a limonite matrix. the largest spherical cluster measures 1.5 cm across. This piece has FAR better color than you normally see on such German rhodochrosite specimens and for its display ease, I consider it quite desirable. It is probably over 125 years old!

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Photos ©2006 Richard Geiger

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created: 2006-03-26 13:12:35;    modified: 2010-04-11 17:49:37

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