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Shattuckite Plancheite & Quartz

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Shattuckite Plancheite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5 × 4.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.30cm
Weight: 
62.00gr
Description

This is a fabulous Shattuckite, Plancheite & Quartz specimen from Van Der Pol Mine, Kaokoland. A beautiful specimen of different shades of blue.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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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