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Dioptase With Plancheite On Quartz

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Dioptase With Plancheite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 4.6 × 3.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Weight: 
71.00gr
Description

Glossy dark green free-standing dioptase crystals on quartz matrix with minor pale blue plancheite.

The super-beautiful deep dark green color can never be adequately reproduced in photos. Therefore: much much better in nature.

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...

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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