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Ktenasite & Paratacamite On Native Copper

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Ktenasite & Paratacamite On Native Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Black Star Open Cut, Mount Isa, Mount Isa City Shire, Queensland, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm
Description

A mass of fine filigree branching native copper crystals that are coated on one side with the uncommon species ktenasite and paratacamite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ktenasite

Formula: 
Zn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·6H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

Paratacamite

Formula: 
Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Generosa Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Earthstones Australia

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