Vertical Rhodonite pendant
Rhodonite often has black manganese oxide veins running through a specimen, giving it the distinct appearance of pink with black crisscrossing lines and flower-like formations throughout. Measuring 5.5 to 6.5 in hardness on the Mohs scale.
Collected: This piece of Rhodonite was collected from the Sunnyside Gold Mine by a friend. The mine is northeast of Silverton, Colorado, at an elevation of 12,240 ft. The mine is located on what had been the shore of Lake Emma situated in a beautiful alpine valley.
Color: Pink with black veining