The world-famous Sweet Home Mine is located high in the rocky mountains in Alma, Colorado. This mine in known for producing the highest quality rhodochrosite available in the world. The stunning red crystals are highly sought after and incredibly rare. The Sweet Home mine was depleted and closed in 2004 so there will not be any more rhodochrosite coming out. Make sure to get your piece of Colorado mining history today!
These Rhodochrosite Cabochons are incredibly rare and were mined out of the sweet home mine in the early 1990’s. At that time a friend of mine had the exclusive rights to what is considered the “cab” grade rhodochrosite. All the facet grade material was sold to another gentleman and has since been cut and sold. It was only early on that the material was cut into larger free form shapes and sizes and the breakage rate on cutting was extremely high. Leonard Crystals & Jewelry recently acquired this incredible lot and is offering it to the public for the first time! This is the last lot of fine Sweet Home Rhodochrosite cabochons available and many have never been publicly shown on the market. They are going fast, Make sure to get yours before there are all gone!
Weight: 16.7 Carats
Size: 18.1 x 11.2 x 5.9 Millimeters