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Herbertsmithite & Hydrozincite

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Herbertsmithite & Hydrozincite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
San Francisco Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 4 × 2 cm
Description

This very rare copper mineral is here present as beautiful sparkling perfect crystals with some dark green atacamite crystals. In this piece there are present hundreds herbertsmithite crystals with white fibrous hydrozincite. A showy specimen, richly covered with sparkly, bleu and dark green perfect and some transparent crystals of herbertsmithite, an ultra rare copper, zinc halide from near the type locality in Chile.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Herbertsmithite

Formula: 
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Los Tres Presidentes Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Hydrozincite

Formula: 
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bad Bleiberg, Bleiberg District, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

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