Inesite, Hubeite
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.4 x 3.9 cm
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
A rich and sparkly specimen of inesite from China (a mineral mostly till now known from the Kalahari Manganese localities of South Africa). There are two hues here, a reddish brown and an umber shade - both once thought to be inesite when collected. The darker brown is actually the new species hubeite, for which this is the type and only locality.