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Plancheite

Gilbert Gauthier
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Description
Locality: 
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 1.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

A beautiful miniature size specimen of plancheite with minor heterogenite.   I purchased this specimen from Gilbert Gauthier in 2004.

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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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