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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite. The rhodochrosite crystals found in the Sweet Home Mine in Park County are large, deep red in color, and perfectly formedThey are some of the most prized specimens in the worldAs a result of research and promotion by high school students from Bailey, rhodochrosite was designated as the state mineral on April18, 2002, by an act of the General Assembly.

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