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Brochantite

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Locality: 
Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5.5 × 3.2 cm
Description

This is the best brochantite example that I have ever had from this mine in Lavrion. Note that brochantite is considered very rare from Agia Varvara. The piece is very rich in sparkling green crystals on gossan matrix.

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Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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