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Inesite

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Formula:
Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Rose-red, pink, ...
Hardness:
5½ - 6
Name:
From the Greek for flesh fibers, in allusion to its color and habit
This page provides mineralogical data about Inesite.

Classification of Inesite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.DL.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
L : Inosilicates with 5-periodic double chains, Si10O28
66.3.3.1

66 : INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
3 : Amphiboles - Ca-Na subgroup
14.18.21

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
18 : Silicates of Mn and Na, K, Mg, Ca or Fe
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Type Occurrence of Inesite

Occurrences of Inesite

Geological Setting:
Late stage hydrothermal mineral in manganese deposits.

Physical Properties of Inesite

Vitreous, Silky
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Colour:
Rose-red, pink, orange-pink, orange-red-brown
Comment:
Weathers to ginger brown
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
5½ - 6
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {010}
Good on {100}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
3.03 - 3.04 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.03 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Inesite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.889(2) Å, b = 9.247(2) Å, c = 11.975(3) Å
α = 91.8°, β = 132.58°, γ = 94.37°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.961 : 1 : 1.295
Unit Cell Volume:
V 718.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Slender laths, chisel shaped, fan shaped clusters, fiberous, massive

Optical Data of Inesite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.609 nβ = 1.636 nγ = 1.644
2V:
Measured: 60° , Calculated: 56°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.035
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of Inesite

Formula:
Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe,Al,Mg,K

Relationship of Inesite to other Species

9.DL.10Piergorite-(Ce)Ca8(Ce,Th,La,Nd)2(Al0.5,Fe3+0.5)(◻,Li,Be)2Si6B8O36(OH,F)2
14.18.1Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)
14.18.2Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OH
14.18.3ZakharoviteNa4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2O
14.18.4NorrishiteKLiMn23+(Si4O10)O2
14.18.5Shafranovskite(Na,K)6(Mn,Fe)3Si9O24 · 6H2O
14.18.6AbswurmbachiteCuMn63+(SiO4)O8
14.18.7Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
14.18.8KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
14.18.9CaryopiliteMn32+Si2O5(OH)4
14.18.10Gonyerite(Mn2+,Mg)5Fe3+(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH)8
14.18.11Tirodite
14.18.12Manganhumite(Mn2+,Mg)7(SiO4)3(OH)2
14.18.13BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
14.18.14GlaucochroiteCaMn2+SiO4
14.18.15Truscottite(Ca,Mn)14Si24O58(OH)8 · 2H2O
14.18.16SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2O
14.18.17FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
14.18.18JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
14.18.19NeltneriteCaMn63+(SiO4)O8
14.18.20OrlymaniteCa4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6 · 2H2O
14.18.22OrientiteCa8Mn103+(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O
14.18.23RuiziteCa2Mn23+[Si4O11(OH)2](OH)2·2H2O
14.18.24BostwickiteCaMn6Si3O16 · 7H2O
14.18.25KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2O
14.18.26LithiomarsturiteLiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH)
14.18.27SéranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
14.18.28KvanefjelditeNa4(Ca,Mn)(Si3O7)2(OH)2
14.18.29MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)
14.18.30RaiteNa4Mn32+Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2 · 10H2O
14.18.31Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
14.18.32Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
14.18.33Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5
14.18.34Calderite(Mn2+,Ca)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3
14.18.35PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
14.18.36Dannemorite
14.18.37Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
14.18.38BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
14.18.39ManganbabingtoniteCa2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)
14.18.40ÖrebroiteMn32+(Sb5+,Fe3+)(SiO4)(O,OH)3

Other Names for Inesite

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Inesite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1978): 63: 563-571.

Internet Links for Inesite

Specimens:
The following Inesite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Inesite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • Australian Capital Territory
    • Brindabella Range
      • Cotter River
McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
William R. Ryall and Ian M. Threadgold (1968) Inesite from the Broken Hill lode, New South Wales, Australia. American Mineralogist 53:1614-1634
William R. Ryall and Ian M. Threadgold (1968) Inesite from the Broken Hill lode, New South Wales, Australia. American Mineralogist 53:1614-1634
Minerals of Broken Hill (1982); William R. Ryall and Ian M. Threadgold (1968) Inesite from the Broken Hill lode, New South Wales, Australia. American Mineralogist 53:1614-1634
Birch et al 1982. Minerals of Broken Hill; William R. Ryall and Ian M. Threadgold (1968) Inesite from the Broken Hill lode, New South Wales, Australia. American Mineralogist 53:1614-1634
  • Western Australia
    • Perenjori Shire
      • Karara Conservation Reserve
Fred Rose (employee of drilling company during exploration and original owner of 50 specimens collected from this time); Western Australian Museum (some specimens have been tested and ID by the musuem)
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Mount Phillip Station (Mount Phillips Station)
Kim Macdonald
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Huangshi Prefecture
      • Daye Co.
Ottens, B. (2003): Inesit, Hubeit und Japanerzwillinge aus Hubei, China. LAPIS 28 (9), 41-47
Germany (TL)
 
  • Hesse
    • Dillenburg District
      • Dillenburg
        • Oberscheld
Jahrb.Preuss.Geol.Landesanst.(1887) p. 472
Jewell J. Glass and Waldemar T. Schaller (1939) Inesite. American Mineralogist 24:26-39
Hungary
 
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Gyöngyösoroszi
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
Indonesia
 
  • Jawa Island (Java Island)
    • Banten Province
      • Cikotok Gold District
Canadian Mineralogist 38: 1125-1136 (2000)
  • Sumatera Island (Sumatra Island)
    • Bengkulu Province (Benkoelen Province; Benkulen Province)
      • Rejang Lebong District (Rediang Lebong District)
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 651-657 (1978)
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Ne
        • Graveglia Valley
          • Reppia
Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, (4), 131
    • La Spezia Province
      • Rocchetta Vara
Borgo, E., & Palenzona, A. (1988): I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Aggiornamento 1988. EE. VV. 48 pp. Passarino, G. (2009): L'inesite della miniera di Monte Nero, Rocchetta Vara, Val di Vara, La Spezia. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2009, 260-262.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valchiavenna
        • Novate Mezzola
          • Codera Valley
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Okhotsk Subprefecture (Abashiri Province)
      • Kitami City
Akira Kato (2011) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, No. 34 (January, 2011).; Kenji Togari, Masahide Akasaka and Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi (1986) INESITE FROM THE KOKURIKI MINE, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. IV, vol. 21, no. 4, Feb., 1986, pp. 669-677.; Togari, K., & Akasaka, M. (1987). Okhotskite, a new mineral, an Mn3+-dominant member of the pumpellyite group, from the Kokuriki mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 51(62), 611-614.
    • Shiribeshi Province
      • Shakotan peninsula
        • Furubira
Janet Clifford (2011) Rocks & Minerals, 86, #3, 254-255.
      • Yoichi
Introduction to Japanese Minerals (Geological Survey of Japan, 1970)
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
Janet Clifford (2011) Rocks & Minerals, 86, #3, 254-255.
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Amagi-Yugashima
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; (Masutomi Museum specimen, Kyoto; Takasu, S. (1955) On inesite from Rendaiji. Mineralogical Journal, 1, 242-249.
        • Toi-cho
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
    • Tohoku Region
      • Akita Prefecture
        • Yuzawa
          • Ogachi
J. Kitahara analysis; Kenji Togari, Masahide Akasaka and Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi (1986) INESITE FROM THE KOKURIKI MINE, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. IV, vol. 21, no. 4, Feb., 1986, pp. 669-677.
      • Iwate Prefecture
Janet Clifford (2011) Rocks & Minerals, 86, #3, 254-255.
        • Kunohe-gun
          • Noda-mura
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
Yoshimura, T. and Momoi, H. (1960) Inesite from the Kacho mine, Kochi Prefecture. Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 5, 1-10.
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Tamazula
      • Rancho Ventana
Panczner (1987): 239.; Farrington, O. C. (1900) New mineral occurrences. Field Columbian Mus. Pub. 44, Geol,. Ser. l, (7),221-231.
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Waikato
      • Hauraki
        • Waihi
R.L. Brathwaite and K. Faure, Economic Geology, Vol. 97, 2002, pp. 269-290.; Simpson, M. P., & Mauk, J. L. (2011). Hydrothermal alteration and veins at the epithermal Au-Ag deposits and prospects of the Waitekauri area, Hauraki goldfield, New Zealand. Economic Geology, 106(6), 945-973.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
    • Žarnovica Co.
Koděra, M., a kol.: Topografická mineralogie Slovenska. Sv. 1 A-Kl, Bratislava, Veda 1986, s. 448-472.
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Black Rock
Rock Currier photo
      • Hotazel
Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (1993): Recent discoveries from the Wessels mine South Africa. Mineralogocal Record 24 (5): 365-368; Beukes, N. J., Burger, A. M., & Gutzmer, J. (1995). Fault-controlled hydrothermal alteration of Palaeoproterozoic manganese ore in Wessels Mine, Kalahari manganese field. South African Journal of Geology, 98(4), 430-451.
      • Kuruman
Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252
Minerals of South Africa
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Vallès Oriental
        • Gualba
Joan Rosell specimen
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Hedemora
      • Garpenberg
Grensman, F., Kalinowski, M.P. and Sandström, F. (2001): Garpenberg Norra. Litofilen. 18 (2), 26-46.
  • Södermanland
    • Strängnäs
      • Åker
No reference listed
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183. ; K:Gatedal
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
GFF 15, 538; Kjell Gatedal
      • Persberg district
        • Pajsberg
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1037.
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Grythyttan
No reference listed
USA
 
  • California
    • Alameda Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Livermore District (Tesla District)
          • Mendenhall Springs
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 101, 228.
    • Butte Co.
      • Feather Falls District
        • Rogerville
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10028524
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Coastal Range
        • Hearst
          • Sanhedrin Mountain
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 278.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 101, 228.
        • Reeves Place
Trask, Parker Davies (1950) Geologic description of the manganese deposits of California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 152, 378 pp.: 116; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 414.
    • San Joaquin Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Ladd-Buckeye District
          • Castle Rock
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geol. Bulletin 189: 228.
          • Eagle Mountain
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 101, 228.
    • Stanislaus Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Ladd-Buckeye District
          • Mount Oso
Trask, Parker Davies (1950) Geologic description of the manganese deposits of California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 152, 378 pp.: 217-218, 287-288; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 414.; Huebner, J. Stephen; Flohr, Marta J. (1990) Microbanded manganese formations; protoliths in the Franciscan Complex, California; USGS Professional Paper 1502.
    • Trinity Co.
      • Coastal Range
        • Mad River Rock
MinDat inesite photo gallery
Trask, Parker Davies, Ivan F. Wilson & F.S. Simons (1943), Manganese deposits of California – a summary report: California Division Mines Bulletin 125: 59; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 414.
        • Three Forks
Trask, Parker Davies, Ivan F. Wilson & F.S. Simons (1943), Manganese deposits of California – a summary report: California Division Mines Bulletin 125: 198; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 414.; Huebner, J. Stephen; Flohr, Marta J. (1990) Microbanded manganese formations; protoliths in the Franciscan Complex, California; USGS Professional Paper 1502.
  • Colorado
    • Mineral Co.
      • Creede District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.; Foley, N. K.; Caddey, S. W.; Byington, C. B.; Vardiman, D. M. (1993) Mineralogy, mineral chemistry, and paragenesis of gold, silver, and base-metal ores of the North Amethyst vein system, San Juan Mountains, Mineral County, Colorado. USGS Professional Paper: 1537
  • Washington
    • Clallam Co.
      • Lake Crescent
Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.38,62
    • Jefferson Co.
Jewell J. Glass and Waldemar T. Schaller (1939) Inesite. American Mineralogist 24:26-39
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