The Sweet Home mine is obviously famous for its amazing Rhodochrosite specimens, but other associated colorful minerals have been found there. For those who don't know, Richard Kosnar mined the Sweet Home for a few years during the late 1970's and managed to collect some excellent non-Rhodochrosite specimens. This piece is from one of the first pockets that Rich opened when he started mining the Sweet Home with my grandfather, Dave Bergman. Apatite is rather rare in my experience from the Sweet Home, and even the pieces mined by Collector’s Edge did not produce much Apatite. This specimen features few beautiful sharp, lustrous, gemmy, bicolor (green and colorless) Apatite crystals measuring up to 8 mm sitting on Quartz and sulfide matrix. This piece was collected in 1977 out of a very small pocket that only produced a small amount of good Apatite specimens.
Locality: Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Buckskin Gulch, Alma District, Park County, Colorado
Specimen Size: 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm
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Last updated 3 July 2022.
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Jan 19, 2023
Thank you for the good specimen as you can see in the picture. In addition, I am very happy that the real thing has a cute flow light. If there were photos other than the main part on the front, I might have purchased it earlier.