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Brochantite & Cuprite

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Brochantite & Cuprite

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Description
Locality: 
Christiana Mine, Kamariza, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2 × 3 × 1.7 cm
Description

Dark green acicular brocanthite crystals covering massive cuprite with minor calcite at specimen's edge. Specimen is from the famous "Cupfercluft" find back in 1996 at Christiana mine and specimens from this find are among the most desired by collectors of Lavrion and Cu minerals in general.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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