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Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Lilien Adit, St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 7 × 3.1 cm
Description

Usally azurite from this historic locality is present as layer - these sphers of royal blue, chatoyant spheres represent an outstanding rarity! The spheres are undamaged and show a great contrast to snowy white matrix, minor malachite is also present. 

Mineral Data
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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: 
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