Here we have a stunning contrastful and also colourful mini. I have rarely seen such a good specimen for sale before from the Hambach area of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, from whence came far fewer Rhodos than the famous Wolf Mine, in Herdorf. The specimen features translucent bundles of raspberry red Rhodochrosite crystals, to about 1,4 cm across. They drape a 3-dimensional kidney-ore shaped manganese ore matrix, and in fact a seam of Rhodochrosite runs through internally as well, coming out on the back side. This is a gorgeous specimen that is really as close to German Rhodo can come to a crystallographic style from the more modern N´Chwaning Mine known as "wheatsheaves." This is a gorgeous specimen, on its own aesthetic merit, aside from the valuable locality and historic significance. This great piece comes with a high quality acrylic base.
Ex Dr. Georg Gebhard Collection