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Wulfenite On Malachite Psm Azurite

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Wulfenite On Malachite Psm Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Whim Creek Mine, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

A very aesthetic specimen of gemmy yellow, bipyramidal Wulfenite with Malachite after Azurite on Turgite. The blades of the original Azurite are still quite distinct on this piece and there are a number of botroydal aggregates of malachite also. This is a well balanced display piece!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wulfenite

Formula: 
Pb(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Malachite

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

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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