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Tenorite & Azurite

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Tenorite & Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Schiefermühle Quarry, Rammelsberg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm
Weight: 
18.00gr
Description

Very rare specimen of glossy black botryoidal tenorite with deep blue azurite crystals. I guess the green line in the matrix is melanterite.

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

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...