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Noelbensonite

#10750

Noelbensonite

#10750
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 7.5 x 1 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaMn3+2Si2O7(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Woods mine, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australia

A rare barium silicate, the Noelbensonite are the brownish grains in this matrix with Rhodonite. This slab is off of the originally described specimen used by the authors. See provenance for a description. The specimen was wetted to bring out the colors.

Noelbensonite

Formula
BaMn3+2Si2O7(OH)2·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Cryptocrystalline, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
dark brown 
Streak
yellow brown 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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