Rhodochrosite is a highly sought after Manganese Carbonate. Common pink rough can be found in many places of the world and bright red gemmy crystals can be found from famous localities like Colorado, South Africa and Peru. The most prolific deposit is a famous mine in Argentina named Capillitas, which was mined by the government for precious metals, and they ran across HUGE stalactites of Rhodo! There are many other specimen and rough deposits, but very few of them are regularly producing currently.
The allure of Rhodochrosite is undeniable, both for its raspberry-pink to rose-red color, and for the pulsating electrical energy of love it emits. While all pink stones promote unconditional love, Robert Simmons in The Book of Stones claims Rhodochrosite emanates one of the most tender and loving energies of any stone, soothing the heart, comforting the soul, and vibrating to the frequencies of inner peace. Wearing, carrying or meditating with Rhodochrosite helps make one buoyant and cheerful, dynamic and active. It is mentally enlivening, stimulating one’s creativity, dream states and sense of personal power. It allows for spontaneous expression of feelings, and can enhance passion and sexuality.