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Malachite & Cerussite

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Description
Locality: 
Siegerland, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.5 × 7.5 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.20cm
Description

A very rich cerussite-malachite specimen with lots of crystals all over, the main focus a cross-twinned cerussite crystal. Also the matrix is spotted with dark green malachite needles. The Siegerland area passes Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia. Mine could be Victoria or Mercur. Sometimes you get old specimen like this with just the locality 'Siegerland' given or just 'Siegen'. Some of the crystals have a ding, but all-in-all a very nice historic specimen.

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

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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