Rhodonite History and Sources
Rhodonite is found in several locations. One of these is Franklin, New Jersey. When Franklin was first founded, citizens discovered large, symmetrical pieces of rhodonite that were embedded in calcite (calcite is an extremely common, often fluorescent, white mineral that has a powdery texture and can be easily chipped away). The townspeople also found small, sharply angled pieces with an extremely dark hue. Rhodonite pieces like this have also been found in Congonhas, Brazil. Other rhodonite locations in the United States include Plainfield, Massachusetts and California. Locations around the world include the Minas Gerais in Brazil, and mines in Tanzania, England, Japan, and Siberia. Russia's Ural Mountains also have large masses of rhodonite that are ideal for carving.
Rhodonite Necklace by Beverly Brown