Crushed - Powder

Crushed Rhodochrosite for Stone Inlay, Mineral Art, or Handmade Jewelry - Powder (select amount)


$4.50 $6.00

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  • Details
    Rhodochrosite is a rare manganese carbonate gemstone that commonly has alternating light and dark bands of pink and brown. When pulverized, the powder is a beautiful peachy color. This batch of material is from Argentina, which is a world-class location for rhodochrosite deposits. This rhodochrosite was formed by continuous precipitation of manganese carbonate, similar to cave formations of stalactites and stalagmites on the roof and floor of a cavern, respectively. This mineral is relatively soft, with a Mohs hardness that varies between 3.5 and 4 - PERFECT for woodworkers or ring makers. This would be a great mineral for your higher-end projects, especially resin jewelry!

    Material Size:
    Fine - material is considered to be very fine to powder (silt size).

    This product is NOT man-made, mixed with resin, or stabilized. Stone authenticity is extremely important to all artisans; therefore, we validate the source of all our minerals before they are crushed! All of our minerals are handpicked by me (Missy!) at some of the largest mineral shows in the United States. :)

    Please see product images for color, approximate size, and quality. Picture taken in full sun - material is dry.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 2 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    Frequently Asked Questions

    My tracking says delivered, but I did not receive my order?

    Makers Minerals ships all orders with a tracking, including to locations outside of the United States. Our customers can follow their order using the tracking number that we always provide or through the Etsy app. Please contact your postal provider if you did not receive your package, especially if your tracking says "delivered". If you reside in the United States, we are happy to help you locate your package by calling your local USPS and getting GPS coordinates for your package and/or submitting a claim stating that your package might have been misplaced or stolen. Makers Minerals is not responsible for packages that were marked as "Delivered" by your postal provider.

    What is the difference between mineral chips and crushed minerals?

    Mineral chips are usually tumbled to slightly tumbled pieces that can range in size and shape. Most shops buy mineral chips from a wholesaler (usually China) and then resell them on ETSY or elsewhere. They are rarely curated or tumbled by the actual seller.

    Crushed minerals are very different! They are not mass produced or offered at wholesale. Usually, the seller (myself) hand picks the material to be crushed; therefore, they can control the quality of the end-product.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (2)

    Average:

    Thank you, great stuff, great seller


    I'm working on developing all natural finishes for electric guitars that out perform petroleum based finishes... Especially ethically. One problem with most (otherwise natural) boiled linseed oil (aka flaxseed oil) is that they contain heavy metal driers of nefarious origins. I like to know where all my ingredients come from. One chemical commonly used as a dryer in wood finishing oils (to help them cure faster) is Manganese Carbonate (MnCO3). Another name for MnCO3 is Rhodochrosite. I'm super pleased that I found a source for this mineral that is all natural and traceable to it's origins. I'm ordering the crushed Howlite next for experiments using it as a white pigment. Thanks so much! Jason from Atlanta Earth Guitars LLC