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Aurichalcite

ex H.J. Wilke (GER)
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Description
Locality: 
Chah Kuh, Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Specimens from Iran are not very common. The aurichalcite specimens from Chah Kuh maybe amongst the best worldwide but not very known. This is a 1970s example collected by H.J. Wilke The matrix of the acicular to lath-like turquoise blueish aurichalcite crystals is a limonitic gossan. Nice example.

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Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

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