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Mineral Name: Rhodochrosite

Composition: Manganese carbonate

Nomenclature: Named after the Greek words "rhodo" and "chrosis" which mean "rose" and "colored" because of its color.

Industrial Uses: Gemstones, cavings, ornamental stones.

Additional Notes: A member of the Calcite group of minerals. Also referred to as manganese spar. An attractive, but non-durable, stone of limited usefulness because it can be damaged easily.

Central Africa : Scott 1262d : 600 francs : 1998


United States : Scott 1541 : 10 cents : 13 Jun 1974