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Aurichalcite

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Aurichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Dos Adrianas Mine, Zapallar, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

Aesthetic combination of minerals on a nice sample. Noted for the intense color of the acicular aurichalcite, nodules of rosasite and semitranslucent crystals of hemimorphite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

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