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Inesite & Calcite

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Inesite & Calcite

Gem Crystal

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning I Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.3 × 7.7 × 3.4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

A really very fine specimen of twinkling golden brown inesite crystals with a combination of calcite throughout on an an exquisitely formed matrix.. This is just a beautiful specimen! 254 gr

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

Calcite

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