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Azurite

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Locality: 
Burra Copper Mine, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3.5 × 3 cm
Description

An azurite geode. The contrast between the blue azurite and the matrix makes this a very aesthetic addition to a collection.

These geodes were a feature of this old historic mine and are referred to in early literature.

Inside these geodes very small sparkling azurite crystals are found. The mine was last worked in 1981.

Mineral Data
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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...
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