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Hemimorphite With Malachite

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Hemimorphite With Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
20 × 10.5 × 6.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Description

Very rich large specimen of malachite-colored hemimorphite crystals in limonite matrix. Stunning color. The malachite crusts cover the hemimorphite crystals almost completely and in every vug, also on the sides of the specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

Malachite

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

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