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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Rhodonite

Photograph of rhodonite (166773) from the National Mineral Collection
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH 166773-00
Locality Chiurucu Mine, Peru

From the exhibit

These exceptionally fine rhodonite crystals get their pink color from manganese. They were recovered from a silver and tungsten mine.

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