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Azurite & Malachite On Goethite Psm Limonite Psm Calcite On Calcite

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Azurite & Malachite On Goethite Psm Limonite Psm Calcite On Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm
Description

One of the four pieces I'm left from this super rare material-I've seen only about 15 pieces or less. This is a very fine miniature with large azurite crystals for the locality, sharp and lustrous on matrix of malachite micro crystals and double pseudo of limonite over goethite over calcite with some remaining calcite crystals from the very first generation.No damage and excellent view under a microscope!

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...

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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