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Rhodochrosite is a powerful heart healer, cooling emotional heat and providing insight into issues. It allows one to recover one's sense of playfulness and joy of life, and is very healing for the ‘inner child’. Rhodochrosite is an excellent anti-stress, anti-anxiety stone.
Rhodochrosite History and Uses:
This crystal was first found in 1813 in silver mines in Romania and is named from the Greek word rhodokhros meaning “of rosy color”. Pure Rhodochrosite is quite rare. In its purest form, it is typically pale pink or rose-red, but its color can vary from shades of pink, deep red, orange to pale brown.
Rhodochrosite Geological Description:
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It mostly occurs in massive, granular, botryoidal, nodular or stalactitic habits. The most important deposit of Rhodochrosite is in Argentina, where it formed in the Incan Silver mines after they were abandoned in the Thirteenth century. Quality specimens have also been found in Colorado.
Affirmation: With compassion for myself and others I engage the process of healing from past wounds and I embrace with joy the recovery of my wholeness
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