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Agardite Conichalcite & Chrysocolla

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Agardite Conichalcite & Chrysocolla

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Dome Rock Mine, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 5.7 × 2.7 cm
Description

Beautiful rounded tufts of blue green agardite form in close association with bright green conichalcite and bluish chrysocolla. Very attractive under the microscope.

Agardite is quite rare from this locality and this piece is superb for the species and locality, with good coverage and colour.

Displays well, no damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Agardite

Synonym Of: 

Agardite-(Ce)

Formula: 
CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(La)

Formula: 
LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(Nd)

Formula: 
NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(Y)

Formula: 
YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Conichalcite

Formula: 
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Hinojosa del Duque, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

Chrysocolla

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