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Azurite On Magnetite & Bornite

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Azurite On Magnetite & Bornite

Collected 27/3/1960 (Min. Mag. 29 no.214)

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Description
Locality: 
Tilley's Location A, Kilchrist, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5 × 9.8 × 3 cm
Description

A dense crystalline specimen of magnetite with traces of bornite, the alteration of which has given rise to a bright blue coating of azurite. The cream coloured material is relatively soft and has not been identified.

Label supplied is a photocopy of the original.

C.E.Tilley Ph.D; F.R.S (Dept Mineralogy & Petrology, Cambridge Univ) first read part of his paper on zoned contact skarns in 1948 and published in Min Mag 29. No.214 in September 1951.

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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...

Magnetite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
Black

Bornite

Formula: 
Cu5FeS4
Strunz: 
2.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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