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Chalcotrichite Malachite & Calcite

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Chalcotrichite Malachite & Calcite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm
Description

Bright red acicular chalcotrichite crystals with tiny malachite balls on a calcite matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcotrichite

Variety Of: 

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Formula: 
Cu2O
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Colour: 
Red

Malachite

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White