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Inesite

#56393

Inesite

#56393
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Hale Creek mine, Trinity Co., California, United States

Hale Creek is definitly one of the best Inesite deposits in the World. Two other Inesite deposits are Wessles (S. Africa) and Fengjiashan (China). These crystals measure up to be around 1cm. It is a fine specimen with good sharp crystals with a nice pink color.

Inesite

Formula
Ca2Mn2+7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Massive - Fibrous, Spherical 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, brown, pink, orange 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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