Plancheite (Ref RPal1)

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Plancheite (Ref RPal1)

Plancheite specimen is from

Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Size approximately 2.5 x 2cm

Weight 3.4g

Plancheite is a hydrated Copper Silicate mineral, It is closely related to Shattuckite in appearance and structure, which causes confusion between the two minerals.

Plancheite colour can vary from a pale turquoise/blue greenish/blue colour.  Often found with Chrysocolla, Conichalcite,  Dioptase, Malachite and Tenorite, in the Kambove District, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Plancheite has been found with Shattuckite and Malachite in Sonora, Mexico, mines