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Native Copper With Malachite

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Native Copper With Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Whim Creek Mine, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 8 × 3 cm
Description

A well balanced specimen of fibrous Malachite with and on Native Copper. Although this is a Copper deposit, native copper specimens are quite uncommon!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Malachite

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