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Cuprite On Chrysocolla

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Cuprite On Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 4 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Weight: 
53.00gr
Description

Glossy dark cherry-red cuprite crystals on pale blue chrysocolla.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
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