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Libethenite & Chrysocolla

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Libethenite & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Tyrone Mine, Burro Mountains, Grant County, New Mexico, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2 × 1.7 cm
Description

Intense green libethenite on pale blue chrysocolla. Beautiful!

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Libethenite

Formula: 
Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Podlipa deposit, Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen), Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

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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