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Inesite

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 4 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Description

This peculiar animal shaped specimen of inesite is rather fascinating with its sprays of needle-like crystal formations on matrix. This piece too came out from a May 2015 pocket at N'Chwaning III, Northern Cape, South Africa....

Weight: 124gr

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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