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Smithsonite & Plancheite

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Smithsonite & Plancheite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 9.6 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Very rich, grey to brownish, lustrous smithsonite crystals up to 1 cm across on matrix, from the classic locality Tsumeb in Namibia. On the back of the specimen there are vugs filled with greenish plancheite aggregates. A very interesting combination from a classic locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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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