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Orlymanite & Inesite

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Orlymanite & Inesite

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Description
Locality: 
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1 × 1 cm
Description

Brown radiating acicular clusters of the very rare mineral orlymanite associated to outstanding pink inesite from the type locality and one of the only two localities known worldwide, both in the Kalahari Manganese Field.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orlymanite

Formula: 
Ca4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.EE.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa...

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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