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Metazeunerite Azurite Pharmacosiderite & Willemite

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Metazeunerite Azurite Pharmacosiderite & Willemite

George Elling collection
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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.7 × 3.3 × 1.5 cm
Description

You are bidding on a large sample from Sterling Hill with a very strange assortment of species. There is a large patch of rough metazeunerite crystals and on the other end there is a spray of azurite crytsals. There are also small, sparse willemite crystals and even a few tiny vugs with minute clusters of green pharmacosiderite cubes! Unusual sample from the Gerstmann collection and then sold to George Elling. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Metazeunerite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.10
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Pharmacosiderite

Formula: 
KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4·6-7H2O
Strunz: 
8.DK.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Carharrack Mine, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

Willemite

Formula: 
Zn2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium

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