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Inesite and Apophyllite

#PD31221

Inesite and Apophyllite

#PD31221
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 6 x 1 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Wessels mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Mn fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Tagged
zeolite

Plate of red Inesite crystals to 2mm covering matrix with a bit of colorless Aphophyllite. Label dated at 1961. Not quite as red as the digital photos turned out.

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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