MINING ROCKSTAR OF THE WEEK – RHODOCHROSITE!!
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral that ranges in colour from light pink to bright red. It is found in a small number of locations worldwide where other manganese minerals are usually present. Rhodochrosite is sometimes used as an ore of manganese but is rarely found in economic quantities. Specimens with a wonderful pink colour are used to produce highly desirable gemstones. Rhodochrosite is rarely found as well-formed crystals, so crystals can be extremely valuable as mineral specimens - "Geology.com".