Virtual Museum ID: 19-NCM14
Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate mineral. Its composition is made up of iron, calcium, and magnesium. This mineral is found in metamorphic rocks that have manganese minerals. Rhodonite is uncommon, as its only found in small deposits around the world. It is pink to red in colour, has a pearly to vitreous lustre and triclinic crystal system. It is mainly used has a decorative stone and gemstone.
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Original Collection:Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC (NCM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-NCM14
Date Added to VM:2019-06-11
Sample Origin:Kaslo, B.C.
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:MnSiO₃
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.