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Serpierite

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Locality: 
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 10.8 × 6.4 cm
Description

A solid mass of cupritic ore has oxidised and developed a coating of pale blue serpierite crystals across all faces. This is an old specimen from the Jose Rees Collection. Amongst the serpierite are numerous small ornge spessartine and quartz masses, on part of the specimen groups of micro lusterous black crystals await identification.

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Serpierite

Formula: 
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
Earthstones Australia

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