Inesite (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The Wessels Mine is one of the most prolific localities in South Africa. The mine is well known for many species such as Ettringite, Sturmanite, Kutnahorite, Hematite, Xonotlite, but it also has produced some of the finest Inesite specimens extant. This gorgeous thumbnail size piece is one of the better examples of Inesite form Wessels that I have offered in this size. It is filled with distinct, sharp, lustrous, translucent, vibrant pink-red bladed crystals forming attractive crystal aggregates on matrix. The largest individual crystal measures 1.1 cm. Good color and excellent crystallization. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

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