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Pink manganese minerals

Pink manganese minerals

Rhodonite, a pink manganese mineral, is found as lens-shaped deposits within schist in Otago and the Southern Alps. It usually occurs naturally with a rind of black, oxidised material called pyrolusite.

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Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - Other gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Jocelyn Thornton, published 12 Jun 2006