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Olivenite Austinite Conichalcite Azurite & Chalcophanite

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Olivenite Austinite Conichalcite Azurite & Chalcophanite

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Description
Locality: 
Andrassy I Mine, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.8 × 8 × 8 cm
Description

Acicular pale green bundles of olivenite, botryoidal intense green conichalcite, a little 'hairy' pale green austinite in a vug, gray-black chalcophanite and dark blue, glossy azurite on this interestung specimen from a seldom offered locality. Can compare to good Laurion material with similar paragenesis.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Olivenite

Formula: 
Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Carharrack Mine, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

Austinite

Formula: 
CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Gold Hill Mine (Western Utah Mine), Gold Hill, Gold Hill District (Clifton District), Deep Creek Mts, Tooele Co., Utah, USA

Conichalcite

Formula: 
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Hinojosa del Duque, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

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...

Chalcophanite

Formula: 
(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7·3H2O
Strunz: 
4.FL.20
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Passaic pit (Marshall Mine; Passaic Mine), Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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