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Azurite

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Locality: 
St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm
Description

A fine sample from this famous, historic locality - mining history goes back for centuries! The specimen shows a wonderful contrast of snowy white matrix and intense blue micro crystals of azurite. Typical, but rare and hard to obtain in our days.

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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...
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