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Azurite With Chrysocolla Psm Libethenite

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Azurite With Chrysocolla Psm Libethenite

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Description
Locality: 
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Burra, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.3 × 5.5 × 4.3 cm
Weight: 
171.00gr
Description

Oldtimer specimen of elongated azurite crystals grown upon a malachite laden gossan matrix. Associated, pale blue chrysocolla pseudomorphs libethenite octahedrons.

From an Australian classic locale, this specimen dates back to the late 70s-early 80s.

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...

Chrysocolla

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

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

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