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Malachite Psm Azurite Smithsonite & Aurichalcite

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Malachite Psm Azurite Smithsonite & Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mine #6, Agia Varvara, Sounion, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.9 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm
Description

Malachite after azurite in such a form is not common at all from Lavrion and this is a fine example. As a bonus, the piece hosts crystallized green smithsonite with minor blue aurichalcite. A very rare and excellent combination.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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

Smithsonite

Formula: 
ZnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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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Greece
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Europe
11
Rest of the World
11