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Locality: 
NChwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 1.7 cm
Description

Rich specimen with hundreds of razor-sharp, pink-coloured inesite crystals on matrix, from the N'Chwaning II Mine.

Acquired in 1998. Ex. J. Muizebelt collection.

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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