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Chalcanthite In Fossil Wood

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Chalcanthite In Fossil Wood

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Description
Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm
Description

Fantastic, deep blue, glossy chalcanthite in fossil wood. 'Fossil wood' may be not all correct, The material looks more like charcoal, but the basic material stays the same.

The original label says 'Blue Bird Mine, Posey Mining District, Red Canyon, San Juan, Utah' - but we couldn't find this on Mindat. Our research lead to the 'Blue Lizard Mine'.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcanthite

Formula: 
CuSO4·5H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.20
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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