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Schulenbergite & Wroewolfeite

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Schulenbergite & Wroewolfeite

William Henderson collection
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Description
Locality: 
Mascot Mine, Gorham, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.3 × 1.2 cm
Description

A small matrix specimen with vugs containing platy crystals of schulenbergite and blocky blue crystals of wroewolfeite. An old and unusual locality for both species!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Schulenbergite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.80
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Glücksrad Mine, Oberschulenberg, Bockswies veins, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

Wroewolfeite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Manhan Mines (Loudville Mine; Southampton Lead Mine; Northampton Lead Mine), Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

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