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Duhamelite Plancheite & Malachite

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Duhamelite Plancheite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 5 × 6.5 cm
Description

A specimen of duhamelite, plancheite & malachite. Beautiful colors all nicely grouped together on matrix. Came from Mashamba West Mine, Congo
275 gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Duhamelite

Variety Of: 

Mottramite

Formula: 
PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.40
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Formula: 
(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0

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)

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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