Rhodochrosite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Rhodochrosite Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Argentina, China, U.S.A.

Mineral Species: Rhodochrosite

Mineral Group: Carbonates

Chemical Formula: MnCO3

Hardness: 3.5-4

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Pink, rose, red, yellowish-grey, brown, white, gray; colourless to pale rose in transmitted light. Reds occur when the mineral has minimal iron content.

Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline, rarely as individual rhombohedral crystals. Notably, in banded concentric layers, occasionally stalactitic, with contrasting cream calcite, from Argentina.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Scorpio and Leo

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: Water


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