Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Plancheite Shattuckite On Quartz

Views:
Watches:
RAF656225

Plancheite Shattuckite On Quartz

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 8 × 6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Weight: 
527.00gr
Description

A beautiful specimen of plancheite shattuckite on quartz from Van Der Plas Mine, Kaokoland. Beautiful crystal balls.  This is a large 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)

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

Quartz

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