Rhodonite; CR2017.003.3



About this object

Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate of variable composition that often contains significant amounts of iron, magnesium, and calcium. It is found in a few small deposits across the world. It was once used as ore of manganese in India. Today its only uses are as lapidary materials and as mineral specimens. The sample, probably originated from the Lake Hawea area, was collected at Lowburn tailings, Cromwell, in 1960s.

Field Collector

Russell J. Beck


H 40mm x L 160mm x W 68mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Rock sample

Subject and Association Keywords

Natural history

Named Collection

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Geological specimen

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