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Murdochite & Malachite

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Murdochite & Malachite

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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 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

Hundred cubes of shiny murdochite appear into its different faces of the sample and are accompanied by cerussite, linarite and malachite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Murdochite

Formula: 
PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Strunz: 
3.DB.45
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Colour: 
Black
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Malachite

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

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