2.9" Fibrous, Rose-Red Inesite Crystal Aggregation - South Africa

This is a 2.9" wide plate of fibrous inesite crystals that was collected from the N'Chwaning II mine in the Kalahari manganese field of South Africa. The crystals bear beautiful rose-red coloration and are in excellent condition. This specimen likely comes from the 1980 collection.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Inesite is a hydrous calcium manganese silicate mineral that is considered to be fairly uncommon. It typically forms in dense, fibrous aggregations of attractive crystals which can range from light-pink to rose-red in color. In rare cases, these crystals can form in a globular or botryoidal habit. There are several known localities where inesite can be found, including the Hilfe Gottes mine in Germany (type locality), South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Japan, USA (California), and the Fengjishan mine (Daye copper mine) in China.

Chemical Formula - Ca2Mn7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa
2.9 x 2.2"