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Cuprite Azurite Cuprian Adamite Malachite & Aragonite

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Cuprite Azurite Cuprian Adamite Malachite & Aragonite

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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: 
5.6 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm
Description

A curvy specimen full of beautiful copper minerals. Most of it is superb, green cuprian adamite with a beautiful cluster of contrasting, almost electric blue azurite. There are also plenty of cute little altered crystals of cuprite, that are mostly covered with green malachite. Lastly, there are a few cute little groups of aragonite crystals present too. From a find that was made last year in what some people called the "new Kupferkluft".

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

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...

Cuprian Adamite

Variety Of: 

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Hardness: 
3.5
Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Hardness: 
0.0

Malachite

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

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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