Rhodochrosite on Quartz
Sunnyside Mine group, USA
Sunnyside Mine group , Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
A fantastic rhodochrosite on quartz from the American Tunnel at the Sunnyside Mines in the Eureka District of Colorado’s San Juan County! This specimen features a rich covering of bright pink rhodochrosite rhombs that have grown atop a bed of needle-like clear quartz crystals. The entire assemblage has formed over a bit of matrix, and the arrangement of the crystals is quite aesthetic. A real stunner from this classic US locality! No significant damage.