Monday, 7 November 2011

Rhodochrosite ~

Rhodochrosite is mostly warm pink in colouration with pale whitish bands through it.  These can be seen clearly in the little egg, and less so in the beads below that.  It is relatively soft and not often seen in shops.  Prepare for it to be fairly costly if you do find it!

The beads are small but the colour and the banding you can see are typical:

Closer detail:


However nice my own photographs are, they pale beside the dramatic images on this site - magical!

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