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Hubeite & Inesite

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Hubeite & Inesite

ex coll. Jörg Dobrzewski, ex coll. Ottens
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Description
Locality: 
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.3 × 2.1 cm
Description

A very rich, excellent specimen with very fine, dark brown lustrous hubeite crystals (type locality), mixed with slightly pinkish inesite crystals. Very hard to get nowadays.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hubeite

Formula: 
Ca2Mn2+Fe3+[HSi4O13]·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.BJ.60
Crystal System: 
Triclinic, pinacoidal
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

Inesite

Formula: 
Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O
Strunz: 
9.DL.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Hilfe Gottes Mine, Oberscheld, Dillenburg, Dillenburg District, Hesse, Germany

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