|Origin||Europe » Romania » Maramures Co » Cavnic|
|Size category||Miniature (4-7 cm)|
|Size||5,2 x 2,9 x 3,3 cm|
Rhodochrosite is a popular mineral, sometimes nicknamed the "raspberry stone". The name rhodochrosite is derived from the Greek rhodon - rose and chroma - color. This stone was mined and processed in the 13th century by Argentine Indians. It usually occurs solid, granular or forms aggregates grape-shaped, kidney-shaped and radially radiate. They rarely form arches, tabular or scalenohedra crystals. It has a typical pink to reddish color. It occurs on hydrothermal veins as well as in metamorphic and sedimentary manganese deposits.