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Gold With Atacamite & Chrysocolla & Cuprite

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Gold With Atacamite & Chrysocolla & Cuprite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province/Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm
Weight: 
21.00gr
Description

The specimen features a lustrous, thin sheet of gold on a matrix consisting of green atacamite, turquoise-green chrysocolla and dark brown cuprite(?) with metallic luster.

A nice specimen from a classic chilean locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

Formula: 
Au
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Atacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Atacama Region, Chile

Chrysocolla

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

Cuprite

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

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