Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín, Peru

The main Peruvian source of rhodochrosite for cabochons and carvings. Manuelita mine has been producing commercial quantities of this material since the end of the 1990s. Rhodochrosite is mostly banded, rarely with a homogenous dark pink colour. Translucent stones are uncommon.

J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 66

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