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Malachite & Chrysocolla

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Malachite & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm
Description

What a spectacular copper-mineral combo specimen! Super-sparkly, deep green balls of malachite on a backdrop of ronbins-egg blue chrysocolla. Though Shaba Province turns out a lot of malachite specimens, occasionally you get a really unique one like this!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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