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Azurite On Tenorite

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Azurite On Tenorite

Ex Holloway Collection ( Melbourne)

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Description
Locality: 
Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.7 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm
Description

Dark blue balls of azurite, on a matrix of botyroidal tenorite. On the side of the specimen, is a bright green spray of malachite crystals and a vein of azurite in the base that opens to reveal lustrous dark blue azurite crystals.

Acquired in 1979 by the Holloway's.

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...

Tenorite

Formula: 
CuO
Strunz: 
4.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
Earthstones Australia

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