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Rhodochrosite & Copper

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Rhodochrosite & Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Wolf Mine, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

A sample of pink rhodochrosite with malachite coated copper on limonitic matrix from famous Wolf Mine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Copper

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