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Malachite & Dioptase

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Malachite & Dioptase

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Description
Locality: 
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 3.6 × 3.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
85.00gr
Description

Malachite and dioptase from Van Der Plas Mine.   Most Dioprase crystals are at the bottom, but a very fine specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Dioptase

Formula: 
CuSiO3·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CJ.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit (Altyn-Tube), Altyn-Tyube area, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan...
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