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Chrysocolla Inclusions In Chalcedony On Shattuckite Psm Quartz

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Chrysocolla Inclusions In Chalcedony On Shattuckite Psm Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.4 × 9 × 5.5 cm
Description

A rare paragenesis specimen of significant size featuring vivid color and unique combinations spread out across all sides of the vuggy 3-D structure.

Some surfaces are covered by a thick layer of turquoise chrysocolla whilst others by malachite, sometimes a combination of the two. Beneath you will find shattuckite pseudomorphs after quartz crystals as well as chrysoloclla included chalcedony in other areas.

Many deep vugs exist all lined to the brim with unique mineral relationships.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chrysocolla

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

Chalcedony

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kadıköy (Chalcedon), Istanbul Province, Marmara Region, Turkey

Shattuckite

Formula: 
Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DB.40
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Shattuck Mine (Shattuck-Denn Mine; Shattuck-Arizona Mine; Denn Mine), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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