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Baryte On Chrysocolla

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Baryte On Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Mutanda Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 6 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.20cm
Description

An interesting botryoidal specimen of lustrous barite crystals on thickly layered chrysocolla. Quite a fascinating piece! Came out from Mutanda Mine, Congo. Zaire. Weight: 250gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

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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