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Malachite On Baryte

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Malachite On Baryte

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Description
Locality: 
Cannington Park Quarry, Bridgewater, Somerset, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.7 × 5.5 × 5 cm
Description

I have always found 'Curly' malachite fascinating and recently acquired one of the super Austrian specimens. This more modest British example is still intriguing with a number of the wires forming complete circles.

A rare malachite habit from an uncommonly offered locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White