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Azurite Chrysocolla & Malachite

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Azurite Chrysocolla & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.3 × 6.4 × 3.2 cm
Description

The rare cute sericeous malachite is partly coated with layer of chrysocolla and appears the aesthetic green-blue colour. Sparkling deep blue crystals of azurite scattered on the top of the 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...

Chrysocolla

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

Malachite

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