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  • Mineralogy and geology*

Mineralogy and Geology of Planerite


Mineral formula: Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8 · 4H2O

Grouping: turquoise

Crystal system: triclinic

Crystal habit: thin crusts, botryoidal masses

Cleavage: none observed

Fracture: irregular, uneven, sub-conchoidal

Color: white, pale green, pale blue

Streak: greenish-white, white

Luster: vitreous, sub-vitreous, waxy, dull

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 5

Specific gravity: 2.68

Named after: Dimitrii Ivanovich Planer (1820  - 1882), discoverer of this mineral.

Type locality: Chernovskaya Mt., Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

Geological occurrence: secondary mineral associated with copper deposits


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

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* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org