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Baryte Malachite Calcite & Azurite

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Baryte Malachite Calcite & Azurite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.1 × 6.3 × 4.9 cm
Description

Great Austrian classic from this famous historic locality - the history of the mining area goes back over 2000 years. The particular specimen features a very nice combination: set in the center you can see an exposed barite-rose, which is partly covered with malachite. Further there are some tine clacite scalenohedrons, more malachite and minor azurite is also present.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

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

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
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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