Are you interested in helping us promote the 75th anniversary of the National Speleological Society? If you plan to attend some of the larger caver events in your region over the next few months, we're looking for some people to represent the 2016 convention.
We'd like to find a few cavers around the country to whom we can ship some material to hand out at the large caver events. And we have a lot of material to choose from! We can send state highway maps, travel guides, ghost town maps and a host of other material.
If you'd like to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
A small amount of rhodonite has been found in Nevada. Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate mineral that is cut into cabochons, beads, small sculptures, and other lapidary projects.
As a manganese inosilicate, (Mn, Fe, Mg, Ca)SiO3, rhodonite is a member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color, often tending to brown because of surface oxidation. Pink rhodonite contrasting with black manganese oxides is sometimes used as gemstone material as seen in this specimen from Humboldt County, Nevada.