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EARTH SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

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RHODOCHROSITE
SWEET HOME MINE

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Suiting up

Outside Orientation

Heading In

Always good to know the way out

Preparing to Blast
The Sweet Home Mine, originally a silver mine opened in 1873, became famous for its rhodochrosite crystals in the mid- 1960's.  The Alma King which measures 6.5 inches diagonally is the largest rhodochrosite crystal in the world.  It was discovered in August of 1992.  A small group of students, parents, and teachers from Platte Canyon got a great tour of the mine on June 12th, 2002.
Preparing to Blast

Crystals - Rhodochrosite, Fluorite, Pyrite, and Quartz
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