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Hemimorphite Chrysocolla & Descloizite

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Hemimorphite Chrysocolla & Descloizite

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Description
Locality: 
Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.4 × 3.8 cm
Description

Very brightly coloured blue green specimen of micro crystals of hemimorphite in partial coverage of chrysocolla and quartz.

Within one half of the specimen there is an abundant coverage of fine brown crystals of descloizite.

Nice specimen!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5

Descloizite

Formula: 
Pb(Zn,Cu)(VO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.40
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Sierra de Córdoba, Punilla Department, Córdoba, Argentina

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