Three pinkish red coloured polished rhodochrosite stones from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals. These pieces are being sold individually so choose the one that you'd like before proceeding to checkout. The rhodochrosite stone at the top in our first photograph is number three in the dropdown list, the stone on the left is number two and the rhodochrosite stone on the right is number one. In the second photo they have been turned around so you're looking at them from the other side.
Rhodochrosite is an eye-catching mineral and one that's widely used as a lapidary material. It is however relatively soft so must be handled carefully. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness it grades just 3½ - 4.
Some of the finest rhodochrosite ever to have been found comes from the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado. The largest crystal in the world which is on display in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is believed to be around thirty million years old and is called the Alma King.
These three rhodochrosite stones are the only loose pieces that we currently have in our collection.