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Adamite On Malachite

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Adamite On Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm
Description

Beautiful yellow-green transparent adamite crystals on a bed of dark green malachite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Malachite

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