Rhodonite

  • Chemical formula: (Mn²⁺,Fe²⁺,Mg,Ca)SiO₃
  • Strunz classification: 9.DK.05
  • Dana classification: 65.04.01.01
  • Crystal system: Triclinic
  • Crystal class: Pinacoidal (1) (same H-M symbol )
  • Space group: P1
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Description

Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate,SiO₃ and member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color, often tending to brown because of surface oxidation.

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