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Atacamite & Libethenite

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Atacamite & Libethenite

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Description
Locality: 
La Gitana Mine, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

Perfect atacamite crystals accompanied by various minerals such as pseudomalachite, halloysite, chrysocolla and libethenite. It can be seen pseudomalachite crystals are arranged on the needle crystals of libethenite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Atacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Atacama Region, Chile

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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