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Cuprite & Chrysocolla

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Cuprite & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
15.1 × 6.1 × 5.3 cm
Description

A really stunning piece - numerous sharp terminated, highly lustrous crystals up to 19mm scattered all over and in great contrast to intense green chrysocolla layer. The crystals show excellent translucency and fiery red internal color. Only a few crystals show some contacts, most of them including the largest main crystals are undamaged and sharp.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Chrysocolla

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

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