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Sturtite On Inesite Rhodochrosite & Calcite

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Sturtite On Inesite Rhodochrosite & Calcite

Joe Blackwell Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 3.4 × 3.5 cm
Description

At least three sprays of inesite crystals radiate into a large mass of sturtite. Amongst the inesite are a number of tan colour balls of rhodochrosite and a cluster of clear calcite crystals.

Collected by Joe Blackwell on the 18 level of the Zinc Corporation Mine

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

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Calcite

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