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Inesite - Sold

Inesite is a hydrous calcium manganese silicate. Schneider (1887) named inesite using the Greek ines, flesh fibers, which have the color and appearance of the mineral.

Inesite here forms prismatic crystals to 1.3 cm. Acid removal of calcite was necessary to prepare this specimen, and fortunately some calcite remains to provide contrast. From the personal collection of Charles Trantham (1936-2020). His collection label and his #4½ glassine envelope, which is what Trantham used for a collection card, both accompany the specimen. Trantham self-collected this specimen in 1981.