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Azurite

Ex The Lee's Collection

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Locality: 
Namatjira Mine, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm
Description

An oldtime azurite nodule from the Namatjira Mine, with cut face and a dark sunburst like infilled cracking in the centre.

The only other specimens that I am aware of from this propspect are in the Melbourne Museum and were added to the collection in 1981.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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