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RARE COLLECTOR PC, NATURAL QUARTZ AND PYRITE INCLUSIONS
INTENSE PINK COLOUR Triclinic CRYSTAL
NICE REDISH PINK CRYSTAL CLEVAGE
WEIGHT : 2040G/10200 CTS APPROX.
SIZE : 230 X 90 X 65 MM APPROX
Rhodonite is an attractive mineral that is often carved and used in jewelry. It is named after the Greek word for rose, rhodon. Its rose-pink color is distinctive and can only be confused with RHODOCHROSITE and the rare mineral, pyroxmangite, MnSiO3. Rhodochrosite however is streaked with white minerals such as calcite and is reactive to acids. While rhodonite does not react to acids and is usually associated with black manganese minerals and pyrite. Pyroxmangite is a little harder to distinguish because the two minerals are closely related and x-ray studies are usually needed when found massive. Crystals of pyroxmangite are often twinned as is not the case with rhodochrosite crystals. Crystals of rhodonite, while not in nearly the same abundance as massive rhodonite, are still found and distributed on the mineral markets. They come from a few notable localities and are considered classics by collectors.
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