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Shattuckite is a hydrous copper silicate mineral, named after the Shattuck mine at Bisbee. Schaller (1915) first announced the discovery, and later published further details (Schaller, 1919). Evans & Mrose (1977) compared shattuckite and plancheite, noting single chain structure in shattuckite in contrast to a double chain in plancheite. In this manner, the relationship of shattuckite to plancheite is like that of pyroxene to amphibole.

This specimen consists of radiating spheres of shattuckite to 4 mm grown together in a grape-like aggregate. This material came out in late 2019. There are additional blue and green alteration products present, some of which may include plancheite, but the bulk of which is amorphous.

Price: $200

Item code: MS1500

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