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Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 3.6 × 1.1 cm
Description

several light blue tufts of fibrous plancheite

Mineral Data
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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)
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