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Conichalcite On Quartz

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Conichalcite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.8 × 6 × 5.4 cm
Description

Intense fir-green conichalcite in and on quartz crystals with rounded edges - almost as if rock crystal was replaced by chalcedony.

If not for one crystal right in the middle of the best display side that was broken, the specimen would be perfect. But there is still another, very beautiful display side ...

The last of only three specimen I got from this rare find.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Conichalcite

Formula: 
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Hinojosa del Duque, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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