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Malachite Psm Azurite & Bayldonite Psm Mimetite

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Malachite Psm Azurite & Bayldonite Psm Mimetite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6 × 3 cm
Description

Green malachite crystals after azurite and green bayldonite crystals after mimetite

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...

Bayldonite

Formula: 
PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BH.45
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Penberthy Croft Mine, St Hilary, Mount's Bay District, Cornwall, England, UK...

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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