Rhodochrosite #3 Thumbnail Specimen (Sweet Home Mine, CO)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Rhodochrosite
Locality: Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO.
Dimensions: 0.47” x 0.38” (12mm x 10mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This is a charming pink rhombohedral crystal of rhodochrosite, a signature mineral of Colorado. Our state mineral, in fact! These attractive pink crystals are a must for any crystal collection.
Care Notes: Rhodochrosite is a soft carbonate mineral, so please handle with care. It should be kept out of water, and away from abrasive minerals.
PHYSICAL: Rhodochrosite is a calcium carbonate mineral that gets its color from manganese—it forms a solid solution series with pink Mangano calcite. It is the state mineral of Colorado, and some of the world’s finest rhodo crystals are found in Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO.
HEALING: Rhodochrosite is associated with self-love, healing, and identification of talents and personal gifts.
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