Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral that ranges in color from light pink to bright red. The bright pink color can become grayish, yellowish, or brownish in response to this chemical variability. The formation of rhodochrosite usually occurs in fractures and cavities of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energizing the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self-worth and soothes emotional stress. Rhodochrosite encourages a positive attitude, creativity, and innovation, and enhances dream states.
Rhodochrosite is mostly found in the silver mines of Romania where it was first found. Banded rhodochrosite is mined in Capillitas, Argentina.