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Orlymanite & Inesite

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Orlymanite & Inesite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm
Description

Brown balls, crusts and sphaerolites of the very rare mineral orlymanite on beautiful spays of Inesite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orlymanite

Formula: 
Ca4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.EE.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa...

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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