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Malachite

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Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Sasca Montana, Caras Severin County, Romania
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Fine green malachite crystals abundantly line some cavities in a goethite gossan from the old mining area of Moldova Noua, Romania. The crystals of the specimen reach a length of up to 5 mm. It was collected and bought in the early 90s (with old collection card)!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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