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Inesite

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Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.1 × 7.2 × 4.8 cm
Description

Large radiating sprays of brown inesite crystals form a seam on a fine grained disseminated suphide ore, probably containing galena and sphalerite.

Some minor white calcite is also present.

 

Mineral Data
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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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