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Dioptase Malachite Plancheite & Shattuckite

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Dioptase Malachite Plancheite & Shattuckite

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Description
Locality: 
Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 7.5 × 6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

Dioptase, malachite, plancheite & shattuckite.

The dioptase large crystal is 1.7cm double terminated. The large Dioptase crystal is very gemmy. Small light blue balls on the Malachite.

Weight 476 gr.
An outstanding Dioptase specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Dioptase

Formula: 
CuSiO3·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CJ.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit (Altyn-Tube), Altyn-Tyube area, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

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)

Shattuckite

Formula: 
Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DB.40
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Shattuck Mine (Shattuck-Denn Mine; Shattuck-Arizona Mine; Denn Mine), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
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