Shattuckite ad Planchéite in Quartz – NKO 021

Pocket with shattuckite, planchéite and gemmy quartz crystals in quartz




Measurements:
  47 x 46 x 25 mm

Description:  While trimming a specimen, the off-cut piece reveiled a pocket lined with shattuckite, (?)planchéite and gemmy, small quartz crystals. The back of the specimen has bits of planchéite attached.

Weight of Specimen:  55 g

Chemical Composition:  Cu5(OH)2(SiO3)4  (shattuckite)                                                          Cu8Si8O22(OH)4•(H2O)  (planchéite)
                                  
 SiO2  (quartz)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (shattuckite)  3.5   
                                       (planchéite)  5.5
                                       (quartz)  7 

Location:  Kaokoland, Northern Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NKO 021

US $ 15

 

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