- Formula: MnCO3
Usually small crystals or granular to dense, radial-grape-formed, glass-head-like aggregates and crusts, rose-pink in
Rhodochrosite turns to dark oxide at approx. 650°C. The maximum manganese content is about 47,8%, usually
however a part of the Mn is substituted by Fe, Mg, or Zn. Important manganese ore are in the Harz, the Carpathians, in
the south of Spain, in western North America etc..
Similar to the rock crystal.
- Chemical description: Manganese carbonate (MnCO3)
- Chemical Formula: MnCO3
- Lightfastness – medium: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Lightfastness – thinned: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Lightfastness – concentrated: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- ColorIndex: 77733
- Suitability: Acrylics, Lime / Fresco, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor / Gouache
- Colors: Pale Pink, White
- Forms: powder
- Solubility in water: insoluble