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Plancheite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Kamoya, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm
Description

A very good aggregate of light blue plancheite with acicular crystals from Kamoya. The botryoidal structure presents an intense blue colour of velvety surface, and cover partially also the rear size. Interestingly the plancheite crystals grew as a pseudomorph after rhombic crystals of probably calcite.

Old, classic and almost impossible to find specimen, if not such as this, form recycled collections.

Collected before 1968 by Martíal Borzee, a Belgian colonist to Congo. Ex. Martíal Borzee specimen.

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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