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Shattuckite & Malachite In Quartz

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Shattuckite & Malachite In 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: 
5.1 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
52.00gr
Description

Beautiful Shattuckite & Malachite crystals in Quartz from Van Der Plas Mine, Namibia. On one side of the Quartz there's a fabulous cluster of light blue Shattuckite crystals and on the other side a fine small Malachite crystal.

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

Malachite

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

Quartz

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