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Malachite

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Locality: 
Artenberg Quarry, Steinach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 5 × 4 cm
Description

Bright green acicular malachite crystals with a very fine, little, double-terminated citrine crystal and some bournonite in matrix. There is also some minor calcite, chalcopyrite and an octahedral micro-crystal that might be tetrahedrite or sphalerite.

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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