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Linarite Caledonite & Brochantite

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Linarite Caledonite & Brochantite

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Description
Locality: 
Blue Bell Mine, Zzyzx, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.6 × 1.8 cm
Description

An old-time, rich and beautiful combination specimen from an uncommon California locale for the species - the Blue Bell Claims near Baker, San Bernardino County. Highly lustrous, azure-blue, bladed linarite crystals and sparkly, teal-blue caledonite microcrystals richly and attractively cover two sides of this specimen and associated with brochantite and minor acicular aurichalcite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Linarite

Formula: 
PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
7.BC.65
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Linares, Linares-La Carolina District, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain

Caledonite

Formula: 
Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde (Lanarkshire), Scotland, UK

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...
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