Rhodochrosite is one of the prettiest and most desirable of all minerals. Typically its color varies from a rose-red color to shades of pink to pale browns. It usually has streaks white. Rhodochrosite belongs to the calcite group of minerals. It is mined in United State (Colorado), Argentine, Mexico, Africa, Spain and Romania.
Rhodochrosite is said to sooth the heart. Stimulate, warm feelings, of love and compassion, benefits the creative process, and promotes intuition.
The Incas believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of their former rulers, turned to stone, therefore it is sometimes called "Rosa del Inca" or "Inca Rose".