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Cuprite & Plancheite

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Cuprite & Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Very nice specimen with a big, lustrous, red-black cuprite crystal in the midst of a vug, lined with a crust of plancheite (or chrysocolla ...).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Plancheite

Formula: 
Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
9.DB.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Sanda carriere (Sanda quarry; Sanda Mine), Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

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