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Hubeite Inesite On Calcite

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Hubeite Inesite On Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Translucent bladed brown crystals of the uncommon silicate species hubeite in radiating aggregates of crystals with well defined terminations mixed amongst translucent acicular pinkish inesite and formed in groups on calcite crystals

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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