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Turquoise & Chrysocolla

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Turquoise & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5.6 × 3.7 cm
Description

An outstanding specimen of massive banded turquoise / chrysocolla. Just a remarkable piece! Radiating turquoise coloring. Comes from Mashamba Mine, Congo. Just an out specimen...

103 gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

Chrysocolla

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