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Geology and History

Rhodonite is a member of the pyroxenoid mineral family and is a manganese inosilicate.  Commonly occuring as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-rd colour.  Rhodonite can turn brown due to surface oxidation.  The name Rhodonite is derived from the Greek word rhodos (ῥόδος) meaning rosy.

Rhodonite crystals are rare and often have a thick tabular habit.  The manganese responsible for Rhodonites colour is often partly replaced by iron, magnesium, calcium and sometimes zinc.  A greyish brown variety containing as much as 20% of calcium oxide is called Bustamite.  Fowlerite is a zinciferous variety containing 7% of zinc oxide.

Metaphysical Properties

Nurtures, supports and encourages love.  Brings understanding, acceptance and direction.

Said to be the first aid stone reducing emotional shock and trauma.  Clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past.  Releases resentment and anger encouraging forgiveness so destructive emotions no longer cause disease.  Cleans the emotional body and auric field.  Provides strength and positivity stimulating the will to love.

Crystal Healing

Resonates with the heart chakra.  Assists anxiety and stress.  Excellent wound healer reduces scarring.  Promotes bone growth, good for arthritis, autoimmune disease and MS.

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Quick Overview

Formula:(Mn2+, Fe2+, Mg, Ca)SiO3
Stone Qualities:Compassion, love
Hardness:5.5 – 6.5
Chakra:Heart (4th), Root (1st)
Origin:Sweden, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the USA.

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