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Chalcotrichite & Serpierite

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Chalcotrichite & Serpierite

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Description
Locality: 
Virneberg Mine, Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 2 × 1.3 cm
Description

Red chalcotrichite needles with blue serpierite crystals

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

Serpierite

Formula: 
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
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