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Serpierite with Plancheite & Smithsonite

#PD36479

Serpierite with Plancheite & Smithsonite

#PD36479
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
copper

An interesting specimen that will keep you busy and wondering for a spell. It contains, besides nice 4mm Smithsonites, but also light blue fibrous Plancheite and deeper blue Serpierite. There are other unidentified minerals.

Serpierite

Formula
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6*3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Brittle 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
Dark sky-blue to medium sky-blue; greenish blue  
Streak
White; pale blue 
Class
Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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