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Azurite With Malachite

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Azurite With Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
High Longrigg Mine, Hartley, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Good crusts and coatings of azurite micro crystals with earthy green malachite. The matrix is massive barite. A rare location specimen (collected in the late 1980's) from an old small shallow open cut, now grassed over and planted with trees.

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...

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0