Rhodochrosite rough material
Rhodochrosite has grown in popularity in the past several years due to its beautiful pink color.
Rhodochrosite is found in may parts of the world from Argentina to Norway and also here in Colorado. It is among the suite of minerals that are associated with silver mining. Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate.
Because is a rather soft stone and therefore the owner should take care when wearing it. Another mineral which is closely related to Rhodochroite is Rhodonite. It is a manganese silicate.
Rhodochrosite comes in a variety of color patterns. Some have wavy stips and yet others have bull's-eyes. This can make for a great conversation piece.