Rhodochrosite

Our Rhodochrosite comes from the Capillitas Mine in Argentina.  Originally worked for its silver, this locality is one of the most famous sources for this stone, with its vivid pink colors and flower like patterning.  The name Rhodochrosite comes from the Greek rhodokhros ("having a rosy color"). It is a manganese carbonate mineral, a cousin of calcite, colored red to pink by its manganese content.