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Azurite On Malachite

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Azurite On Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Burra, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 7 × 4.5 cm
Description

Aurite in small isolated blocky crystals act as contrast to this rather attractive malachite specimen from Burra, the monster mine, an Australia classic locality.

The malachite shows areas of good crystallisation where the botyroidal malachite has left voids.

The malachite has an interesting chatoyancy to it, adding to the overall asethetics of this specimen

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...

Malachite

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