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Malachite On Cerussite

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Malachite On Cerussite

Ex Jose Rees Collection

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Description
Locality: 
South Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm
Description

Fine crystalline malachire forms low botyroidal layers over a cerrusite matrix. Through out the matrix are sections of red cuprite, the likely source of the copper in the malachite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

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

Cerussite

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

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