Inesite Crystals on Matrix – SKMF 049

Small inesite crystal sprays on matrix

Measurements:  61 x 31 x 30 mm

Description:  Sprays of small inesite crystals with a few small crystals of (?)calcite, sit on a thin (to us, unknown) matrix. The bottom left image shows the bottom of the specimen. 

The only notable damage is to the edges of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  31.2 g

Chemical Composition:  Ca2Mn27+Si10O28(OH)2•5H2O  (inesite)
Hardness on Mohs Scale: 
 6  (inesite)

Location:  N'Chwaning 2 mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman area, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SKMF 049

US $ 35

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