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Libethenite & Metatorbernite

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Libethenite & Metatorbernite

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Description
Locality: 
Vathi Village, Kilkis, Central Macedonia, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Nice combination of two of the most rare Greek minerals on one specimen: apple green metatorbernite platy crystals along with a bit lighter green libethenite micrycrystals on trachyandesite matrix surface. A nice addition to any collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Libethenite

Formula: 
Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Podlipa deposit, Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen), Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

Metatorbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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