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Aurichalcite & Hemimorphite

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Aurichalcite & Hemimorphite

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Description
Locality: 
Temperino Mine, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

Lovely triangular specimen with thick tuffs of turquoise aurichalcite crystals, associated with two lustrous colorless rosettes of hemimorphite (5mm wide each) on a limonite matrix. Aesthetic specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

Hemimorphite

Formula: 
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
9.BD.10
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Băiţa Mining District (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya), Nucet, Bihor Co., Romania

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