Thin slice of Rhodochrosite specimen with the pink being transparent. Please note in some of pictures the slice has been back-lit to show off the beautiful coloration. A lucite stand will be included.
Measurements: ~ 2-3/4" tall x 2-1/4" wide x 1/8" thick
Rhodochrosite (whose name means rose-colored) is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in Argentina. The pink or reddish hue is caused by the element manganese. This is a relatively soft stone that ranges between 3.5-4.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This stone encourages a positive attitude, rejuvenates the soul, opens the heart chakra, enhances creativity, innovation, and dream states.