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Brochantite

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Brochantite

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Locality: 
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

I've rarely seen such an exquisite and well balanced specimen of brochanthite from this location. The specimen is crystallized all around shwing intensive colored, perfect crystals with a fine contrast to the dark matrix. No significant damage.

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Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...
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