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Discover the soothing and loving energy of Rhodochrosite with this beautiful natural specimen. This unique crystal is known for its ability to heal and balance the heart chakra, promoting feelings of self-love and compassion. Its stunning pink and white bands make it a stunning addition to any crystal collection, and its gentle energy makes it perfect for meditation and emotional healing. Each specimen is 100% natural and hand-selected for its exceptional quality, making it a perfect gift for anyone seeking balance and inner peace. Bring the healing power of Rhodochrosite into your life and experience its transformative and uplifting energy.

 

Size: Approx. 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" x 1/2

*Natural Stone. Stone may vary slightly in size, shape and color.

Rhodochrosite Natural Specimen

SKU: 54468
$50.00Price
Only 1 left in stock
  • Rhodochrosite, recognized for its alluring pink and red bands, is not considered toxic for handling or wearing in its polished form. However, caution should be exercised during the lapidary process—where the mineral is cut, polished, or engraved—as inhaling dust from any mineral can pose respiratory hazards. It's crucial for craftsmen to wear appropriate protective masks and ensure proper ventilation in the working area to prevent inhalation of fine particulates. In general day-to-day contact, Rhodochrosite poses no chemical toxicity risk to humans. Still, it's always wise to wash your hands after handling minerals and to keep them out of reach of small children and pets who might attempt to ingest them. Preserving Rhodochrosite's condition by avoiding harsh chemicals and cleaners can also mitigate any risk of releasing harmful substances.

  • Rhodochrosite is a fascinating mineral characterized by its distinctive rosy pink to red coloration, primarily due to the presence of manganese (Mn) in its chemical composition of manganese carbonate (MnCO3). It crystallizes in the trigonal system, often forming as stalactitic, granular, cleavable, or massive habits, displaying a rhombohedral cleavage that is characteristic of carbonate minerals. Rhodochrosite has a Mohs hardness range of 3.5 to 4, making it relatively soft and thus more suitable for collection pieces or carefully worn jewelry rather than everyday use. It exhibits a vitreous to pearly luster, enhancing its appeal as a gemstone. Beyond its beauty, Rhodochrosite also serves as a significant ore of manganese, a metal essential for the production of steel and aluminum alloys. The largest and most famous deposits of Rhodochrosite are found in Argentina, specifically the Capillitas Mine, which is renowned for producing spectacular specimens featuring banded layers of pink and white.

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