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Mineral: rhodochrosite
Gem: rhodochrosite
Cut: cabochon round
General Info: The name is derived from the greek "rose color". It may also be known as Inca Rose as it was found in ancient silver mines in Peru.
Additional Information
The first two stones are small commercial cuts. The next two pictures are portions of two slabs that were polished to show the patterns in the rhodochrosite.

It may be found in stalagtites creating beautiful rose-like concentric structures. It is also found in veins with nice lining similar to agate.