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Hubeite & Inesite

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Hubeite & Inesite

Type Locality
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
15 × 8.5 × 8 cm
Description

Extremely rich specimen of brown hubeite microcrystals all over the specimen, partely covered by gemmy apophyllite crystals.

With beautiful large pale pink inesite crystals, lustous pyrite crystals on quartz crystals.

Very good and rich old time specimen.

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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