• Plancheite
  • Plancheite
  • Plancheite
  • Plancheite
  • Plancheite
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Plancheite

$750.00   €673  £580.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19031
From the classic Mashamba West Mine in the Kolwezi mining district, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), a truly delightful Plancheite as drusy botryoidal hillocks coating a pumice-like matrix.  The Plancheite, a copper silicate, is a rich and deep cornflower-blue with a velvet-like texture and silky lustre.  Where the odd mound is broken open, a much paler sky-blue interior is revealed.  This is a really excellent Plancheite and so typical of the Mashamba West mine.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
M’Seal, Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen