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Azurite & Malachite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.4 × 0.9 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with a very nice cluster of azurite crystals with malachite spheres on chalcocite/magnetite matrix from the Passaic Pit. This is a top drawer sample of azurite from these mines. From the Steve Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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