Curious Minds Did You Know? The mineral, salt, was so valuable in ancient times that it was traded for equal weights of gold.
Rose Quartz is a beautiful pink variety of the mineral Quartz. The colour is thought to be due to traces of Manganese within the crystals. Rose Quartz usually occurs in massive form with crystals being very rare. It is highly prized as a semi-precious gemstone due to its beautiful colour. The colour can vary from pale pink through to a deeper rosy pink.