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Vandenbrandeite & Torbernite

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Vandenbrandeite & Torbernite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 10.7 × 7.2 cm
Weight: 
268.00gr
Description

Nice and important specimen from Congo RD with an aesthetic association of vandenbrandeite in a myriad of acicular prismatic crystals singles and reunited in roundee aggregates of an intense dark green color and torbernite in a more pale green color.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vandenbrandeite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Strunz: 
4.GB.45
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Kalongwe deposit, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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