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ˈroʊd nˌaɪtrhodonite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhodonitenoun

    a pink or red mineral consisting of crystalline manganese silicate; used as an ornamental stone

Wiktionary

  1. rhodonitenoun

    a manganese inosilicate mineral with some substitution by iron and magnesium, of composition (Mn,Fe,Mg,Ca)SiO

  2. Etymology: From ῥόδον + -ite.

Wikipedia

  1. Rhodonite

    Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate, (Mn, Fe, Mg, Ca)SiO3 and member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color (the name comes from the Greek ῥόδος rhodos, rosy), often tending to brown because of surface oxidation. Rhodonite crystals often have a thick tabular habit, but are rare. It has a perfect, prismatic cleavage, almost at right angles. The hardness is 5.5–6.5, and the specific gravity is 3.4–3.7; luster is vitreous, being less frequently pearly on cleavage surfaces. The manganese is often partly replaced by iron, magnesium, calcium, and sometimes zinc, which may sometimes be present in considerable amounts; a greyish-brown variety containing as much as 20% of calcium oxide is called bustamite; fowlerite is a zinciferous variety containing 7% of zinc oxide. The inosilicate (chain silicate) structure of rhodonite has a repeat unit of five silica tetrahedra. The rare polymorph pyroxmangite, formed at different conditions of pressure and temperature, has the same chemical composition but a repeat unit of seven tetrahedra. Rhodonite has also been worked as an ornamental stone. In the iron and manganese mines at Pajsberg near Filipstad and Långban in Värmland, Sweden, small brilliant and translucent crystals (pajsbergite) and cleavage masses occur. Fowlerite occurs as large, rough crystals, somewhat resembling pink feldspar, with franklinite and zinc ores in granular limestone at Franklin Furnace in New Jersey. Rhodonite is the official gemstone of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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  1. rhodonite

    Rhodonite is a pink to red or orange mineral species of manganese silicate that is often found with black inclusions. It is often used as an ornamental stone or gemstone due to its attractive color and patterns. It is named after the Greek word for rose, due to its pinkish hue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhodonitenoun

    manganese spar, or silicate of manganese, a mineral occuring crystallised and in rose-red masses. It is often used as an ornamental stone

  2. Etymology: [Gr. "ro`don the rose. ]

Wikidata

  1. Rhodonite

    Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate, SiO3 and member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color, often tending to brown because of surface oxidation. Rhodonite crystals often have a thick tabular habit, but are rare. It has a perfect, prismatic cleavage, almost at right angles. The hardness is 5.5–6.5, and the specific gravity 3.4–3.7; luster is vitreous, being less frequently pearly on cleavage surfaces. The manganese is often partly replaced by iron, magnesium, calcium, and sometimes zinc which may sometimes be present in considerable amounts; a greyish-brown variety containing as much as 20% of calcium oxide is called bustamite; fowlerite is a zinciferous variety containing 7% of zinc oxide. The inosilicate structure of rhodonite has a repeat unit of five silica tetrahedra. The rare polymorph pyroxmangite, formed at different conditions of pressure and temperature, has the same chemical composition but a repeat unit of seven tetrahedra. Rhodonite has also been worked as an ornamental stone. In the iron and manganese mines at Pajsberg near Filipstad and Långban in Värmland, Sweden, small brilliant and translucent crystals and cleavage masses occur. Fowlerite occurs as large, rough crystals, somewhat resembling pink feldspar, with franklinite and zinc ores in granular limestone at Franklin Furnace in New Jersey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhodonite

    rō′dō-nīt, n. a native manganese silicate. [Gr. rhodon, a rose.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhodonite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhodonite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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