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After almost 6 years of being away today, 18 tons of Bronzite, Hematite, Cheetah (Serpentine), Aventurine, Blue Quartz and the only real 100% natural orange Calcite were received - all from Brazil. Coming week, a container from Madagascar, a shipment from Tucson and a shipment of drinking bottles expected. Order the new stones today via the webshop, or come by appointment! (Sorry, Friday 28th and saterday 29th we are closed)

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Rhodochrosite from Argentina in 925/000 silver "Prestige" pendant

Rhodochrosite from Argentina in 925/000 silver "Prestige" pendant


Rhodochrosite from Argentina in 925/000 silver "Prestige" pendant


Prestige gemstone jewelry have been for almost 40 years for the 1st highest grade silver (925/000), 2. Beautiful free shape cut gems & 3. Good craftsmanship




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The mineral rhodochrosite or manganese peat is a manganese carbonate with the chemical formula Mn2 + CO3--. The yellowish, brown, but rosy red rhodochrome has a glass gloss and a white stripe color. The crystal system is trigonal and the splitting is perfect according to the crystal plane [1011]. The average density is 3.69 and the hardness is 3. Rhodochrosite is not radioactive. It usually occurs as crystals or in granular or solid form and sometimes as spherical lumps that show inwardly concentric colored tires. The mineral is a source of manganese, and is used as such to cure steel. The name of the mineral rhodochrosite is derived from the Greek rhodon ("pink or red") and chroma ("color"). Rhodochrosite occurs in manganese-containing carbonate rich rocks that become oxidized. The mineral is also found in hydrothermal veins, along with copper, silver and lead ore, and in some metamorphic rocks of sedimentary origin. The type location is Cavnic (Kapnik), Maramures, Romania. It is also found in Alma, Colorado, United States.