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Hubeite with Inesite

Hubeite is a calcium iron manganese silicate. This mineral first appeared on the specimen market in 1999-2000, associated with pink inesite. Crystallographic study showed the mineral to unique, so Hawthorne et al. (2002) named the mineral after the Hubei Province of China. This is a nice example of hubeite, showing a 10 mm rosette of crystals on bladed inesite. On the opposite side of the piece, brown hubeite blades to 3 mm have inter-grown with pink inesite blades to 11 mm. This specimen is very rich, displaying well from both shows.

From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona. Laskowski purchased this specimen in 2003 from Ossolo Minerals; Labels from Laskowski and Ossolo Minerals accompany the specimen.

Price: $300

Item code: MS1819

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