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Cuprite With Chrysocolla & Calcite

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Cuprite With Chrysocolla & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 6.4 × 3.9 cm
Description

Dark red, metallic cuprite with bright blue chrysocolla and colorless calcite crystals in a vug of matrix.  

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5

Calcite

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

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