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Chrysocolla Psm Malachite & Chalcopyrite

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Chrysocolla Psm Malachite & Chalcopyrite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm
Description

Interesting pseudomorph needles with some chalcopyrite and a glossy black mineral that could be bornite, chalcocite or digenite.

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

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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