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Chlorargyrite With Malachite

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Chlorargyrite With Malachite

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Caracoles, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 7.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
126.00gr
Description

Massive ore specimen, quite heavy, hosting brown crystalline chlorargyrite and crusts of green malachite and at least one unidentified yellow mineral (bindheimite?).
It would be worth to do some further analysis on the mineralization of this specimen, as Caracoles features a lot of rare minerals and type localities.

Comes with old, weathered label.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chlorargyrite

Formula: 
AgCl
Strunz: 
3.AA.15
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Malachite

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

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