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Connellite

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Description
Locality: 
Mina Casualidad, Baños de Alhamilla, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm
Description

This is a fantastic connellite specimen - especially under a lense ore microscope. It comes from a very old small mine in Andalucia, Spain.

Beautiful tiny hedgehogs of connellite on matrix.

Specimen was XRD, EDS and electrone microprobe analyzed and is evectively a solid solution of the Connellite-Buttgenbachite series - more on the connellite side for this specimen.

The recently published paper about the location is available to the buyer on request.

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Connellite

Formula: 
Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4·3H2O
Strunz: 
3.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, St Ives, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK
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