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Plancheite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Description

An outstanding colourful specimen features exceeding intense blue balls of plancheite, coated with very glistening crystals of quartz. This aggregates perched very contrastful in a vug of massive quartz. I have seen many of "similar" specimens in the last years, but never I saw such an aesthetic piece from this species and locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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)

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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