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Libethenite Chrysocolla & Malachite

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Libethenite Chrysocolla & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Burra Copper Mine, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Rich veins of libethenite lace through a sandstone matrix from the famous Burra Copper in South Australia. The veins of libethenite crystals open into cavities where the libethenite is partially covered with light blue chrysocolla and a small amount of malachite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Libethenite

Formula: 
Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Podlipa deposit, Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen), Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5

Malachite

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

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