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Libethenite & Pseudomalachite

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Libethenite & Pseudomalachite

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Description
Locality: 
Miguel Vacas Mine, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora District, Portugal
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.8 × 7.8 × 4 cm
Description

Very lustrous and gemmy green libethenite crystals with globular blue-green pseudomalachite on white quartz crystals.

Attractive and very good display specimen - collected 1981

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Libethenite

Formula: 
Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Podlipa deposit, Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen), Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

Pseudomalachite

Formula: 
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine), Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany