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Azurite On Cerussite

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Azurite On Cerussite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 6.6 × 4.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

A great piece from the Easter Pocket find in 1994. There are literally hundreds of small, lustrous, deep blue crystals of azurite (of the special Easter Pocket habit) on white, glistening, compounded cerussites.

A great contrast of colours and as you can see on some of the pictures - some of the azurites are clearly gemmy.

NHOG 122

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...

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy
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