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Inesite with Oyelite

#PD33302

Inesite with Oyelite

#PD33302
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Wessels mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Mn fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

A nice combination thumbnail with fan-like sprays to 1cm of pink bladed Inesite crystals, some of which are terminated, on translucent purplish-gray botryoidal Hydroxylapophyllite and associated with white tuffs of Oyelite.

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.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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