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Baryte With Malachite & Aragonite

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Baryte With Malachite & Aragonite

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Description
Locality: 
Limenaria, Thasos Island, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 4 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Interesting combination of many minerals in the same specimen.
There is a transparent barite crystal (partly covered with white aragonite and an unknown to me brown-red mineral) sittin on goethite matrix.In the next cavity there are deep green acicular malachite crystals. Perfect and undamaged!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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