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Brochantite On Cuprite & Copper

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Brochantite On Cuprite & Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Micro acicular crystals of brochantite have formed over cuprite and aborescent native copper from the upper levels of the mine.

Nice locality specimen with no damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

Cuprite

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

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
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