Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite’s focus is to heal yourself and your emotional body. This stone serves as a daily reminder to put yourself first and take care of your well being. Rhodochrosite is a perfect stone for anyone who struggles with coping, helping one calm their emotions and push their consciousness into a state of bliss. Rhodochrosite’s calming and soothing energies will inject your aura with love, peace and tranquillity.

Rhodochrosite is a high energy stone that will show you that new beginnings and opportunities are right on the horizon, and all you need is a open mind and a clear heart can we successfully move forward.

Rhodochrosite is one of the strongest, most potent tools for anyone who needs an abundance of love. It’s energy may stimulate your inner child, bring a deep happiness into your life, and deep forgotten memories to the surface for healing.

Global Mining Sites

Crystal grade Rhodochrosite is only found in a small number of locations worldwide. Good deposits have been found in Argentina. Other notable localities include Uruguay, Russia, Peru, South Africa and the Colorado, USA.

History

It was first reported back in 1813 by J.F.L. Haussmann in Romania, who named it after the Greek word ‘rhodokhros’ meaning “of rosy colour”.

The Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado was a Silver mine that opened in the 1870s and closed around the 1960s. They would regularly find Rhodochrosite specimens and set them aside due to a market not being established yet.

Silver & Rhodochrosite mines were also found by the Inca people around the 12th-13th century. They believed these symbolic stones were the blood of their fallen and former kings and queens. They supposed it was hardened into a stone to show strength, power, and stamina.

Appearance

Rhodochrosite, also known as Inca Rose Stone and Raspberry Spar, is a manganese carbonate with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It mostly occurs in massive, columns, botryoidal, globular or stalactitic formations. Very rarely will you find Rhodochrosite in crystal form.

Pure Rhodochrosite is quite rare. In its purest form, it is typically pale pink or rose-red, but its colour can vary from shades of pink-red and sometimes even orange-pink.

Which Crystals to Pair with?

There are many stones and crystals that you can pair with Rhodochrosite. Some of which include Pink Tourmaline, Malachite, Prehnite, Red Garnet, and Aventurine.

Rhodochrosite also goes well with Blue Sapphire, Blue Lace Agate, Chrysocolla, Amber, Turquoise, and Garnet for friendship, intimacy, kindness, or honesty.

Healing Properties

Associations

Zodiacs:   Scorpio, Leo
Planets:   Venus, Mars
Element:   Water, Fire

Physical Characteristics

Hardness:   3.5 – 4
Mineral Species:   Carbonates, Calcite
Chemical Formula:   Manganese Carbonate (MnCO3)
Lustre:   Vitreous to Pearly

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