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page 14 of my online mineral museum: rhodochrosite crystals of the world
2010-12-27 - 6:03 p.m.
all photos © 2010 by elaine radford
rhodochrosite cluster, n'chwanning, south africa
My first Rhodochrosite page
featured the carving material (and a cute carving) from Argentina. How
about a few Rhodochrosite crystals to spark your imagination?
The photo at the top of this page is an exquisite cluster that looks like
sparkling red sugar. It was a gem show "splurge." As proof that good things
come in small packages, please note that the entire cluster is about
as big around as a U.S. quarter:
I don't know the source of this second pink cluster of Rhodochrosite crystals in matrix. Well, I don't
know where it was mined. We used to swap items with a New Age rock shop owner in the area, and he really
had no clue about the physical/rockhounding side of the business other than how to find/dig/clean Arkansas Quartz. He might or might not know the name of a stone
but if he didn't mine it himself, he wasn't going to remember where it came from. Could be
Colorado, could be Peru...could be...who knows?
Rhodochrosite was popular in the New Age as a "love" stone, but I tried to keep well away
from "love spells" so I can't tell you any wild 'n' crazy stories about working with it on that
level. I guess I'm shallow; I want it for its beauty!
Finally, who could resist these two cute pink individual crystals from Colorado?
They pack a punch for their size; in the second photo, I've added the quarter for comparison.
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