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Azurite On Cerussite & Malachite

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Azurite On Cerussite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Cotter Mine, Cotter Dam, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territories, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.3 × 2 cm
Description

 Gem dark blue azurite crystals nestled on and amongst snow white acicular cerussite needles and botyroidal groups of malachite in cavities in a matrix of malachite and cuprite

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...

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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