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Agardite & Malachite

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Agardite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Christiana Mine, Kamariza, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm
Description

Superb example of agardite from Lavrion. Greenish, acicular aggregates of agardite on gossan matrix with green malachite. The size of the largest agardite is 5mm which is remarkable for the species.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Agardite

Synonym Of: 

Agardite-(Ce)

Formula: 
CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(La)

Formula: 
LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(Nd)

Formula: 
NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Agardite-(Y)

Formula: 
YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0

Malachite

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

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