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Smithsonite & Aurichalcite

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Smithsonite & Aurichalcite

Ex Jungles, ex Tom Loomis

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Description
Locality: 
Hilltop Mine, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5.7 × 3.7 cm
Description

A good coverage of lustrous bright blue botryoidal smithsonite associated with blue acicular aurichalcite and light blue rosasite balls.
Very good for this uncommon locality.
Ex Jungles collection, ex Tom Loomis specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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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