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rhodochrosite

[roh-duh-kroh-sahyt] /ˌroʊ dəˈkroʊ saɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, manganese carbonate, MnCO 3 , commonly containing some iron and calcium, and usually rose-red in color: a minor ore of manganese; manganese spar.
Also called dialogite.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Greek rhodóchrōs rose-colored (rhódo(n) rhodo- + chrṓs color; cf. chroma) + -ite1
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  • For example, iron-rich calcite and rhodochrosite weather more readily than equivalent minerals with low iron contents.
  • Ankerite, magnesite, and possibly rhodochrosite were each detected in one or two samples.
  • When the solution exceeded saturation with respect to rhodochrosite, calcite dissolution was nearly isotropic.
British Dictionary definitions for rhodochrosite

rhodochrosite

/ˌrəʊdəʊˈkrəʊsaɪt/
noun
1.
a pink, red, grey, or brown mineral that consists of manganese carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form and occurs in ore veins. Formula: MnCO3
Word Origin
C19: from Greek rhodokhrōs of a rosy colour, from rhodon rose + khrōs colour
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