Rhodochrosite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru MM#15


Rhodochrosite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#15, 54mm x 51mm x 27mm, 91.2 grams, Price: $45.00

Here, dark pink crystals of rhodochrosite protrude from a covering of much lighter pink, very finely crystallized material. Over this is a cover of fine, gray material.

Rhodochrosite is composed of manganese carbonate. In its rare, pure form it is typically rose-red in color. Impure specimens may be shades of pink to brown. Calcium, magnesium and zinc frequently substitute for manganese in the crystal structure, leading to lighter shades of red or pink. Rhodochrosite occurs as a hydrothermal vein mineral along with other manganese minerals in low temperature ore deposits.

These specimens were taken from the Uchucchaqua Mine, located in Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru. A Peruvian mineral dealer has told me that Uchucchaqua has not produced rhodochrosite in the last two years.

Metaphysically, rhodochrosite represents selfless love and compassion. It expands consciousness and integrates spiritual and material energies. Rhodochrosite imparts a dynamic, positive attitude. In healing, rhodochrosite relieves asthma and respiratory problems. It aids in disorders of the circulatory system and kidneys.

  • Model: MM#15
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 March, 2015.

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