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Cuprite & Malachite

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Cuprite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Christiana Mine, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

Although this is small, it is an excellent example of malchite after cuprite and the cuprite is actually well sized for the locality measuring 4mm across.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Malachite

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

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