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Aurichalcite

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Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Chah Kuh, Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.4 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm
Description

Intense blue, needle-like crystals of aurichalcite lining different geodes of a hard limonite matrix.

Exchanged in 1980 by René Virlet.

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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