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Fluorapophyllite & Hubeite On Inesite

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Fluorapophyllite & Hubeite On Inesite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 1.4 × 0.7 cm
Description

Sparkling fluorapophyllite is richly dusted across one side of a group of three pink, lusterous sprays on inesite. At the pinancle of the inesite sprays sits a small black hubeite crystal group partially blanketed by fluorapophyllite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluorapophyllite

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

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
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