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Plancheite & Willemite

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Plancheite & Willemite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3 × 2.2 cm
Description

Nice pale blue globular plancheite on white willemite with green duftite crystals.

Ex Littmann collection

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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)

Willemite

Formula: 
Zn2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium
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