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Malachite Plancheite & Quartz

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Malachite Plancheite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 4.3 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Description

A fine specimen with tufts of fibrous malachite, plancheite and quartz crystals. The largest being 2cm. Very nice piece. Came from Mashamba West Mine, Congo. Weight: 183 gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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

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)

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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