Rhodonite, Pendants, 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes

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Rhodonite, Pendants, Natural, 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes.

Size range is 10mm to 20mm. 

This image is of similar assortment of 100 grams of Rhodonite.

Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate mineral of variable composition that often contains significant amounts of iron, magnesium, and calcium. It is often associated with black manganese oxides which may occur as dendrites, fracture-fillings, or matrix within the specimen. Rhodonite name comes from the word “rhodon”, which means “rose” in Greek.

Rhodonite is found in a few small deposits across the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Peru, Russia, and Sweden. In the United States it has been found in North Carolina, California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. 

Sometimes Rhodonite is confused with Rhodochrosite. Rhodonite has shades of pink with veins, or "roads", or black Manganese Oxide. Rhodochrosite is typically more pink than red with white swirls of Manganese Carbonate.

Rhodonite is the state gemstone of Massachusetts. 

Hardness 5.5-6

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.