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Aurichalcite

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Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Vieja Mine, Potrerillos, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm
Description

Mats of tiny acicular crystals and greenish blue color.

Excellent contrast over matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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