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Azurite With Wulfenite & Mimetite

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Azurite With Wulfenite & Mimetite

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Description
Locality: 
Oumjrane Mines, Alnif, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

This specimen has a lovely combination of three minerals, azurite, wulfenite and mimetite. The azurite crystals are deep blue and sharp with a good coverage on both sides of the specimen. The minor wulfenite and mimetite are their typical mustard and green respectively. A nice combination specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Wulfenite

Formula: 
Pb(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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