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Halite With Herbertsmithite & Atacamite

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Halite With Herbertsmithite & Atacamite

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Description
Locality: 
Lubin Mine, Lubin District, Lower Silesia, Poland
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5.1 × 4.9 cm
Weight: 
84.00gr
Description

Amazing cluster of rare skeletal cubic halite crystals from Lubin copper mine, Poland. Sharply formed, lustrous and transparent halite crystals in nice green color. Color caused by very rare herbertsmithite inclusions.

It was growing as an unique stalactites form in little sumps at the depth of more than 3,200 feet below the surface from where it was excavated recently.

The self-standing specimen is in a perfect condition!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Halite

Formula: 
NaCl
Strunz: 
3.AA.20
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White

Herbertsmithite

Formula: 
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Los Tres Presidentes Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Atacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Atacama Region, Chile

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