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Malachite Psm Cuprite On Aragonite

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Malachite Psm Cuprite On Aragonite

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Locality: 
Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm
Description

A truly fine miniature of a rarity for Lavrion. This is a ball of malachite pseudo after cuprite on matrix of aragonite. The ball is undamaged and sits just in the middle of contrasting matrix. There is a good chance that there is also brochanthite on the crystal, but hasn't been analyzed. The piece is amazing 360 degrees and perfect all around with three options of equally impressive display.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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