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Plancheite

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Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamoya, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm
Description

Light blue velvety globular aggregates of plancheite with minor lustrous malachite filling a crack space.

Collected by Roger Van Dooren in 1961.

Mineral Data
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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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