LuxeRox is proud to offer the official mineral for our home state of Colorado! This rose-red color rough was procured at the Sweet Home Mine in Park County less than 90 miles southwest from our Denver office!  The Sweet Home Mine produced some of the world’s finest specimens of rhodochrosite and it was first discovered in the late 1800 originally as a silver mine.

The name of this manganese carbonate based mineral is derived from the Greek words rhodon meaning red, and chros meaning color.  Rhodochrosite is also the National Stone for Argentina and it is also known as “Rosa Del Inca” or “Inca Rose”.  Ancient Argentine folklore depicts the story of two-star crossed lovers who following their death were turned into this rose-red stone.   

Most Rhodochrosite are polished into cabochons, beads along with decorative carvings.  Extremely rare translucent materials have been cut into faceted gems. 

Rhodochrosite is known as the Stone of Compassion.  An excellent addition for your home or office, this soft rose pink color gemstone can help mitigate emotional trauma and improves mood. 

Rhodochrosite is believed to help support deeper emotional connections for and openness to love without judgment or expectations. 

Specimen Locality: The Sweet Home Mine, Park County, Colorado, USA

Read more about Rhodochrosite in our LuxeRox Mineral Library.

What’s included?

  • Palm-size specimen crafted by Mother Earth
  • LuxeRox Lucite Mineral Display stand (4” x 4”)
  • LuxeRox Velvet Storage Pouch (5” x 6”)

From the desk of LuxeRox: All specimens from LuxeRox are rough natural material.  Every order contains a one-of-a-kind work of art as crafted by Mother Nature.  All specimens will vary slightly in size, color, and shape.  All subscription-based specimens will fit in our signature LuxeRox velvet pouch and mineral stand. Not a single type of specimen will ever be the same.