This is the best Rhodonite Sphere for sale with great colour and great size. The lovely Pink is the Rhodonite and the Black is Manganese Oxide. This beautiful pink and black sphere comes with a free hematite ring stand for enhanced display. A classic, collectable specimen mined, cut and polished in Australia.
Woods Mine, New England District, NSW, Australia.
Named in 1819 by Christoph Friedrich Jasche from the Greek “rhodon” meaning “rose”, referring to its colour.
The element manganese is an essential element in our daily food and has several industrial uses. Used in steel alloys to increase strength, hardness and durability. Manganese is also used to make glass an amethyst colour. That is not so surprising since manganese is the trace element responsible for quartz’s purple variety, amethyst.