Rhodochrosite is a beautiful mineral that ranges in color from rosey red to vivid pink. Its streaks are white. In its finest form it is transparent or beautifully translucent like fine jadeite. But, transparent/translucent rhodochrosite is very, very rare and expensive. The Sweet Home Mine (United States) produces some of the finest transparent rhodochrosite in the world and can run well over 10,000.00 per carat in VVS clarity.