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Malachite Psm Azurite & Quartz

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Malachite Psm Azurite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 5 × 2.7 cm
Description

Quartz coated sharp malachite crystals pseudomorph after azurite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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