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Azurite Dioptase & Malachite

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FRN103912

Azurite Dioptase & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm
Description

Two large, lustrous, glassy deep blue azurite crystals sparkling set on the top of the specimen, the matrix was partly coated by malachite and there are many smaller sparkling azurite crystals scattered on the matrix surface. You can also find a small cluster of dioptase crystal on this specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Dioptase

Formula: 
CuSiO3·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CJ.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit (Altyn-Tube), Altyn-Tyube area, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

Malachite

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