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Torbernite

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Torbernite

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Locality: 
Royal George Mine, Avoca District, Fingal Valley, Tasmania, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm
Description

Neon green stacked crystals of torbernite on limonite psm pyrite over a  granitic matrix from the Royal George Mine, a tin mine in northeastern Tasmania. The lodes of this mine were discovered in the 1880s but it wasn’t until 1911 that any serious work was undertaken. The period through to 1929 produced around 900 tons of concentrated tin ore.

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What's on the rock

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Earthstones Australia

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