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Cuprite Var Chalcotrichite

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Cuprite Var Chalcotrichite

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Description
Locality: 
Virneberg Mine, Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm
Description

A rich example of Chalcotrichite from this ancient copper mine worked intermittently from 1611 to 1872.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Chalcotrichite

Variety Of: 

Cuprite

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