Rhodonite (MnSiO3) is a manganese silicate, most often displaying a rose-red color. It is found in various manganese ores, often with rhodochrosite, or as a metamorphic product of rhodochrosite. It has been used as a manganese ore in India, but is more often mined as a gem and ornamental stone. Sources include Brazil, Canada, Sweden, England, the US, and the Ural Mountains in Russia.
Rhodonite is the state stone of Massachusetts.
Its name is derived from the Greek rhodon, meaning "rose," in reference to the mineral's usual color.
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