Rhodochrosite – Stone of the week

So who out there has heard of rhodochrosite? It is a gorgeous pink gem stone that has white

bands (not to be mistaken for rhodonite which although similar it has black bands) and has some great attributes. The reason I have chosen to show you this stone now is that it is said to soothe the heart and stimulate warm feelings of love and compassion. So with Valentine’s Day not far away it seemed the right time to talk about this beautiful gem. The Inca’s called it “Inca Rose” and legend has it that similar to rose quartz, the gem stone formed from the blood of the former Inca Kings and Queens.


· Benefit the creative process

· Promotes intuition

· Soothe the heart

· Stimulate warm feelings of love and compassion

· Rebalances and calms the nervous system to encourage relaxation

· Promotes self love

· Zodiac stone for Leo and Scorpio

· Heart chakra stone

Rhodochrosite is manganese carbonate and that is extremely destructive to amalgamating when it comes to processing silver ore. Until the stone become popular and sought after much of the rhodochrosite was discarded on silver mining dumps. What a waste! On a good note at least now it is being used. In fact you can see stalagmites and stalactites of rhodochrosite in the 13th century Inca silver mines in Argentine.

The “Alma King” measures 14cm x 16.5cm and is a beautiful cherry red colour on a white quartz base. It is the largest specimen of rhodochrosite stone found and it was found in a silver mine in Colorado relatively recently in 1992. It is gorgeous as you can see from the picture on the left.

So that’s two places I want to go and visit to view this beautiful stone. Anyone want to join me?

Best wishes


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Please note that the stone attribute section is not proven to be a direct outcome of wearing or owning the stone. It is also not a prescription and should not be used alone to treat health problems.

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