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Baryte & Azurite

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Baryte & Azurite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Brixlegg, Kufstein District, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 6.3 × 4.7 cm
Description

A really remarkable specimen from this famous classic locality. The baryte rose if around 7cm across - that is absolutely exceptional for the locality. The baryte is partly covered with a light green layer of malachite and micro crystals of azurite are scattered all over. Backside was on the rock.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

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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