Rhodochrosite

Colorado State Mineral

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Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado

Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado; photo by Eric Hunt on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Rhodochrosite

Colorado recognized rhodochrosite as the official state mineral in 2002. Colorado's geological symbols are red (rhodochrosite), white (yule marble, the state rock), and blue (aquamarine, the state gemstone).

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