What is the black stuff that accompanies rhodonite?

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Offline Atomic-S

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I have rock that is labeled "rhodonite from Australia". It has a little pink here and there, but the great majority is almost black. What is the black stuff?
 

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What is the black stuff that accompanies rhodonite?
« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2010 06:14:55 »
That would be pyrolusite (Manganese oxide)
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What is the black stuff that accompanies rhodonite?
« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2010 09:29:35 »
flipping heck, you're quick [^]

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What is the black stuff that accompanies rhodonite?
« Reply #3 on: 21/08/2010 01:11:06 »
Bass is a psychic.

He channels James Hutton, Charles Lyell and T. C. Chaimberlin and many other geologists.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein