Rhodochrosite, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

Feb.6-May 12: Colorado rhodochrosites

UD Mineralogical Museum to feature Colorado rhodochrosites


8:06 a.m., Feb. 5, 2013--Colorado rhodochrosite specimens from the collection of Dave Bunk will be featured in an exhibition from Feb. 6-May 12 in the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall.

Among the hundreds of gold and silver mines that operated in Colorado from the 1870s to the present are many that also produced vivid red-pink rhodochrosite specimens. 

Events Stories

Dec. 1: 'Alice' manuscript

A talk by August A. Imholtz Jr. marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Dec. 2: UD Night at Winterthur

University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to join in the winter festivities at UD Night at Yuletide at Winterthur from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Although the Sweet Home Mine in Park County, Colo., is best known for the rhodochrosite specimens mined during the 1990s, many other Colorado mines have produced aesthetic examples of this manganese carbonate mineral.

Specimens from the Sweet Home Mine, as well as lesser known mines such as the Grizzly Bear, Moose and Sunnyside mines, are displayed at the Mineralogical Museum through a generous loan from Dave Bunk.

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