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5.2" Realistic, Carved Rhodonite Skull - Madagascar
This is a 5.2" long skull that was crafted and polished from rhodonite that was collected from Madagascar. The polish work is nice and the detailing is quite intricate with nearly the entire mandible being carved free from the rest of the skull. This rhodonite is a deep red-pink color and contains the characteristic black lines and splotches of manganese oxide.
Rhodonite is well known among collectors for its beautiful pink and red color. The red variety can be so deep red that it rivals the color of Ruby. Rhodonite often has black manganese oxide veins running through a specimen, giving it the distinct appearance of pink with black crisscrossing lines and flower-like formations throughout.