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Malachite Psm Azurite Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Malachite Psm Azurite Smithsonite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Sounion Mine #6, Agia Varvara, Sounion, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm
Description

Another excellent combinaiton of malachite after azurite with fine smithsonite. Blue spherule of probably rosasite or aurichalcite are also present. The back has a little bit of azurite too!

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

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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