Rhodonite Photos
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

 
tumble polished rhodonite
Australia
Rhodonite is manganese silicate.  Its color is usually pink but it can range to dark
pink and even to brown.  Rhodonite is distinguished from another pink manganese
mineral, rhodochrosite, by its greater hard
ness (5.5 to 6) and by the presence of
black streaks of manganese oxide.

 


rhodonite                                                                                                                               pebbles1
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.