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Plancheite

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Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
Kamoya, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

A cute and rich miniature of silky blue, radials and spherical aggregates and tufts of nice plancheite together with tabular sharp and colorless baryte crystals. Very nice specimen!

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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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