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Azurite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Girilambone Mine, Girilambone, Canbelego County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm
Description

Collected in the Eastern Pit at grilambone mine, a cluster of dark navy blue blocky azurite crystals with very good translucency.  For the locale, which was first worked in the late 1870's and most recently via a series of opencuts, this is a particularily good azurite.

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...
Earthstones Australia

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