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Tyrolite & Azurite

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Tyrolite & Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Delfina Mine, Ortiguero, Cabrales, Asturias, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3.5 × 4.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Description

A very colorful and good old time specimen from Spain:

Silky green, globular tyrolite on a bed of deep blue azurite microcrystals.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tyrolite

Formula: 
Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8·11H2O
Strunz: 
8.DM.10
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Falkenstein, Falkenstein District, Schwaz, Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inn valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...
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