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Cuprite Malachite & Tenorite

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Cuprite Malachite & Tenorite

ex collection M. Voigt
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Description
Locality: 
Tannenberg Mine, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.5 × 7 × 4.7 cm
Weight: 
647.00gr
Description

Massive, banded red cuprite with green malachite and minor, gray tenorite.

This material is very rare nowadays. In former times it was cut and polished (very beautiful) and used for jewelry and engravings.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Malachite

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

Tenorite

Formula: 
CuO
Strunz: 
4.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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