This is an exquisite example of Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite is a gemstone, in fact, it is the official gemstone of Massachusetts. This sample is good for those interested in collecting the many forms of Agate, Jasper, or sometimes other minerals, or for those interested in pendant jewelry.
This gemmy-like cab features vibrant pink coloration that's positively startling! Deliciously brilliant, it also has a sparkling crystalline appearance and some lacy bands, and a remarkable degree of warm translucence.
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral, and in its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color. This one is a striking example of this gemstone.
Although this is a cab, you can also glue on "bails", or have the piece drilled to accept a pinch bail. Either approach will let you turn this sample into a fine pendant.