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Olivenite On Corkite With Brochantite Psm Azurite

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Olivenite On Corkite With Brochantite Psm Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 3.3 × 3 cm
Description

Light green translucent bladed olivenite crystals on bright light yellow corkite. there are a number of azurite crystals present which have been partly pseudomorphed to brochantite. A very interesting oddball from Kintore Opencut.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Olivenite

Formula: 
Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Carharrack Mine, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

Corkite

Formula: 
PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
8.BL.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Glandore Mine (Aghatubrid Mine; Glendore Mine), Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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...
Earthstones Australia

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