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Therehis is a relatively rare mineral, and was found coating some cavities on the floor and roof of the ore beds of the Kalahari Manganese Fields. During the 1970's and early 1980's, most of the Inesite came from the Wessels Mine, and this mine has produced some of the finest Inesite specimens in the world. N'Chwaning II has also yielded some lovely examples of this mineral.

The specimens are usually composed of small needle-like crystals, often a dusty pink, to orange pink in colour. Some Inesite specimens of a deep red, were found at the Wessels Mine. The crystals usually form a thick mat-like coating on a Manganese ore matrix.

Commonly associated minerals are Calcite and Barite. Datolite, Natrolite and Xonotlite were associated with some of the more spectacular specimens from the Wessels mine.

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Inesite Catalogue
Code: kin01
Price: R210
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Code: kin02
Price: SOLD
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