Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng
Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.5x 5.3 cm
had heard that rhodonite had been found at Huanggang a few months
ago, but had not seen any decent specimens. At Tucson this
year one dealer had about five pieces, from which I selected two.
color is not the brightest-- it is probably on par with some of the
lower grade examples from Chiuruc, Peru, but the point here is that
it is a rich and well crystallized piece from a new locality, and
(as far as I am aware) the only crystalline rhodonite available on
the market from China.
had been trying to track down some of this material while putting
together my earlier Inner Mongolia updates, but was unable to find
any. In Tucson I was finally able to find some. It is
definitely one of the harder things to find from Huanggang.
Depending on your monitor settings, it may be a
bit lighter in person than what you see in the pictures.