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Cuprite & Aurichalcite

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Cuprite & Aurichalcite

Kay Robertson collection
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small miniature sample with some very nice cuprite cubes and large, thick clusters of aurichalcite coated malachite from this classic New Mexico locality. Kay Robertson collection and label. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

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