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Tenorite & Cuprite

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Tenorite & Cuprite

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Description
Locality: 
El Salvador Mine, Diego de Almagro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm
Description

Great combination of copper mineral, noted by black tenorite, red cuprite, light blue chrysocolla and light green malachite. Back of the sample can apreciate a small cave of malachite and chrysocolla with chalcedony drusy crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tenorite

Formula: 
CuO
Strunz: 
4.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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