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Malachite On Goethite

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Malachite On Goethite

Mineralienhaus Droop, Dresden-Plauen
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Niederhövels, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.7 × 5.2 × 5 cm
Description

Very beautiful, glossy malachite crystal-sheaves in vuggy goethite matrix. Malachite on all sides of the specimen.

Comes with an old label - "Mineralienhaus Droop, Dresden-Plauen".

This company existed til about 1930. The label is from the years 1904 to 1930.

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

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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