Inesite, Datolite
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
An unusual combination of radial, flesh-toned Inesite crystals capped with crystalline strings of milimeter-size Datolite crystals. The Inesite has a soft pearly luster a lovely radial habit. The needles are up to 1.3 cm long. The Datolite crystals, which are in strings that resemble coral, are highly lustrous and the colors ranges from grey to a pale pink. An unusual locality piece. Ex. Charlie Key.