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Aurichalcite

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Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Clara Mine, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

Spherical aggregates of radial fibrous crystals of aurichalcite with a satin botryoidal surface of intense blue colour.

Found in 1980, it is an Ex. Gerard Vogel specimen.

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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