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Azurite On Malachite

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Azurite On Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm
Description

Beautiful lustrous flattened rounded aggregates of azurite blades that stand out on a matrix covering a carpet of green malachite spheroidal crystals groups. Excellent colour contrast in an undamaged specimen.

Acquired in 1977. Ex. Gerard Vogel 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...

Malachite

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

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