Mineralpedia Details for Rhodonite
Relatively common mineral named after the Greek rhodon for “rose,” describing the mineral’s rose red color. Hundreds of localities have rhodonite in manganese hydrothermal, contact and regionally metamorphosed, and sedimentary deposits. Exceptional specimens come from Russia, Sweden, England, Romania, Italy, Australia, Japan, the USA, Brazil and Peru.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/rhodonite.pdf
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Tabular, Massive, Massive - Granular
- Perfect, Perfect, None
- Vitreous (Glassy)
- pink, rose red, brownish red, black, yellow
- Triclinic - Pinacoidal
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Rhodonite from Chiurucu prospect, Dos de Mayo, Huánuco Department, Peru
Rhodonite with rich pink, bladed crystals to 2mm with yellow Helvite crystals tucked between the crystals.
Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
CHerry red prismatic crystals of Rhodonite to 5mm in Galena.
Rhodonite from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States
Large cabinet specimen of mostly Rhodonite and white to light pink Calcite. The Rhodonite crystals betwen 1.5 - 2cm. A small tag on the specimen indicates a date of 1958.
Also: Coarse crystalline or granular pink Rhodonite with tannish Bementite.
and: Large specimen with interlocking large crystal grains.
Rhodonite from Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States
Deep red thick prismatic crystals in matrix.
Rhodonite from South mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
3-10mm thick tabular crystals of deep red Rhodonite in Galena.