MnCO₃ - Mohs Hardness: 3½ - 4. The banded stalactite material from Catamarca, Argentina is used as a gemstone. It is carved into ornaments and figures, and polished into cabochons and beads for jewelry. Clear transparent Rhodochrosite is faceted into cut gems, but only for collectors. The deeply colored Rhodochrosite specimens are extremely desired by collectors and it is one of the most popular minerals among mineral enthusiasts. Rhodochrosite is also used as an ore of manganese.
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The University of Toledo
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environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions
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