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Plancheite

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Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
M'Sesa Mine, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3.8 × 1 cm
Weight: 
17.00gr
Description

Typical M'sesa specimen featuring light blue acicular plancheite forming a continuous layer of fibrous crystals, present at both sides of the specimen.

Acquired in 1988 by Ludo Van Goethem.

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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)

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