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These pictures are for the viewing enjoyment of everyone, and are presented as educational and informational. The specimens pictured are not for sale and are the property of myself, other collectors, or museums. Pictures of specimens other than what I own were for the most part taken at large gem and mineral shows.

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afrhodo A superb dogtooth rhodochrosite specimen from N'Chwanning, S. Africa
reedrhodo A dump collected specimen of pyrite and rhodo from the John Reed Mine, near Climax, CO. Found by Frank Knaus. Spomer collection.
bigrhodo Typical super Rhodochrosite rhombs on matrix, Sweethome Mine, Alma, CO
rhodoplate Another great plate of rhodo on quartz from Sweethome.
bryanrhodo A nice plate for sale by Bryan Lees at a recent show. Digital photo.
bryanrhodo2 Another group for sale by Bryan. Digital photo.
rhodo3 One of the finest plates found by Bryan Lees at the Sweethome Mine. Named the "Alma King".
rhodo2 A close-up of the major rhodo rhombs on the King.
rhodo6 The other of the two finest plates, named the "Rose of Alma", found in the same pocket as the King.
rhodo4 A side view of the "Rose of Alma".
starofalma The original "Star of Alma" faceted gem cut by Robert Spomer around 1992 and displayed at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. This stone was later recut to less than 30 carats to get a more flawless gem, then acquired by a private collector after the museum acquired a larger stone. We apologize for the quality of the larger image not being as good as we'd like, but it was the only picture we could find. 
rhodomex Drusy rhodochrosite from Mexico. Not gemmy, but very sparkly and attractive. On a limonite matrix.
rhodoperu Cluster of bladed rhodochrosite from Urchuchaqui, Peru, with quartz.
rhodoforsale If you like rhodo, you might also be interested in the following pages:

My Blog On Collecting Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite for Sale

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All photos, scans, gamma corrections, and color adjustments by Robert Spomer, unless otherwise noted.