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Zapatalite & Libethenite

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Zapatalite & Libethenite

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Description
Locality: 
Miguel Vacas Mine, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.5 × 6.5 × 7 cm
Description

Typical bluegreen crystalized zapatalite with gemmy darkgreen libethenite crystals on shist matrix.

Very rich and good old specimen.

# 22

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zapatalite

Formula: 
Cu3Al4(PO4)3(OH)9·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DE.20
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
1.5
Streak: 
Pale blue
Type Locality: 
Unnamed prospect, Cerro Morita, Sonora, Mexico

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
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