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Namansilite with Noelbensonite

#54124

Namansilite with Noelbensonite

#54124
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 0.4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
NaMn3+Si2O6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Woods mine, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australia

A cut slab with "veinlets" of dark purplish red Namansilite at red arrows with fine, dissemintions of brown Noelbensenite. This is the type locality for Noelbensenite. 

Namansilite

Formula
NaMn3+Si2O6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
brownish red, violet red 
Streak
brown red 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
6-7 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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