Rhodonite commonly occurs in association with manganese ore deposits in hydrothermal or metasomatic veins. It is used as a decorative stone.

Chemical composition MnSiO3
Color Reddish pink with thin veins or patches, or grey to black
Lustre Vitreous
Hardness 5.5 - 6.5
Crystal system Triclinic
Origin India, Australia, USA, Russia
Healing properties*

Healing Properties: Excellent for clearing the heart chakra, while providing balance of physical and mental energy.

Rhodonite is used in the treatment of emphysema and can also be used in the treatment of inflammation of the joints.