Image: Rhodonite

Rhodonite

Rhodonite

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

What is it made of?

It is made of calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, silicon and oxygen.

Where was it found?

17 level, Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

What is it used for?

Rhodonite can be a source of manganese as well as being cut and polished as a precious stone. Manganese is used to make a shock and abrasion resistant steel.

Actual size

4.7 x 3cm

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