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Chrysocolla Magnetite & Pseudomalachite

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Chrysocolla Magnetite & Pseudomalachite

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Description
Locality: 
Manto Cuba Mine, San Pedro de Cachiyuyo, Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 6.5 × 6.7 cm
Description

Beautiful lustrous chrysocolla covers boytroidal spheres of pseudomalachite, sitting on magnetite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5

Magnetite

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

Pseudomalachite

Formula: 
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine), Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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