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Minium On Calcite On Aurichalcite

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Minium On Calcite On Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 4.5 × 2 cm
Description

Spots of orange-red minium on flaky translucent to transparent colorless calcite crystals. The calcite crystals appear turquoise blue, because of the aurichalcite underneath. Really beautiful. Only minor scratches.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Minium

Formula: 
Pb3O4
Strunz: 
4.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

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