Rhodonite (manganese silicate)

Stuart Humphreys

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

This handsome group of blood-red, gemmy, sharp, parallel, bladed crystals is world-class. At Broken Hill, New South Wales, rhodonite crystals occur in a red transparent form, which can be occasionally faceted as a rare collectors gemstone.


  • Title: Rhodonite (manganese silicate)
  • Creator: Stuart Humphreys
  • Location: 17 Level, Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
  • Contributor: Photographer: Stuart Humphreys

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