- a mineral, manganese carbonate, MnCO3, commonly containing some iron and calcium, and usually rose-red in color: a minor ore of manganese; manganese spar.
Origin of rhodochrosite
Also called dialogite.
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- a pink, red, grey, or brown mineral that consists of manganese carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form and occurs in ore veins. Formula: MnCO 3
Word Origin for rhodochrosite
C19: from Greek rhodokhrōs of a rosy colour, from rhodon rose + khrōs colour
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