Pink Rhodochrosite Stone Slab Lapidary
This unpolished stone slab of Rhodochrosite is 3 inches by 2.8 inches and 5.5 mm thick.
The pink semi precious stone slab weighs .18 lbs. and is shown wet in the first 2 pictures.
These magnificent pink stalactites are collected in Argentina and made into jewelry world wide. Rhodochrosite has a hardness of 3.5 to 4.
This uniquely marbled stone is a combination of various shades of pink, ranging from very light to a deep raspberry. A manganese ore, Rhodochrosite appears in a banded pattern with various white minerals, often calcite.
Its name is derived from the Greek words rhodon ("rose red") and chros ("color").
Metaphysical Properties of Rhodochrosite: Rhodochrosite is said to be a stone of love. It soothes the heart and comforts the soul.