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Rosasite Kidwellite On Quartz

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Rosasite Kidwellite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 5.3 × 4.3 cm
Description

A klarge minature comprising a matrix of small granules of quartz boneded tohether tby fibrous malachite and copper oxides with many cavities and voids. In the voids are sprays and malachite and brochantite crystals and in other cavities of bright blur botyroidal malachite and small yellow green groups of small fibrous kidwellite and brown yellow corkite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Kidwellite

Formula: 
NaFe3+9(PO4)6(OH)11·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DK.20
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
yellow
Type Locality: 
Fodderstack Mountain, Norman, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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