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Cuprite Native Copper Azurite & Malachite

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Cuprite Native Copper Azurite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Monte Nero Mine, Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia Province, Liguria, Italy
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

Numerous small crystals of cuprite above copper that has no crystals. Malachite is in aggregates of round and massive. A small geode accommodates three groups of well-crystallized azurite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Malachite

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

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