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Oyelite On Inesite

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Oyelite On Inesite

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
260.00gr
Description

An interesting specimen from the Kalahari manganese fields with pink bladed inesite comprising most of the piece, white natrolite crystals and translucent balls of oyelite encrusting several areas of the inesite mineralization.

From the collection of the late Sandro Maggia, with original label.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Oyelite

Formula: 
Ca10Si8B2O29·12.5H2O
Strunz: 
9.HA.80
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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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