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Inesite With Apophyllite On Galena

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Inesite With Apophyllite On Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Consolidated Zinc Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Inesite is a species that doesn't form big crystals,but on this piece,the crystals reach 2 cm and show excellent luster,translucency and copper red color!The specimen is carefully trimmed and the cluster sits in the middle of apophyllite white crystals,which are perched on massive galena matrix.Only a tiny area on the upper right is cleaved,with the rest of the specimen being pristine and complete!One of the best I've seen from this famous find!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Apophyllite

Synonym Of: 

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Formula: 
NaCa4(Si8O20)F·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Formula: 
KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F)·8H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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