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Azurite & Malachite Psm Azurite

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Azurite & Malachite Psm Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Dzhezkazgan Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 4.7 × 3.5 cm
Description

A very rich specimen formed by several azurite crystals that have been pseudomorphed by malachite showing original lanceolated forms, also tabular crystals with  velvety faces due to fibrous malachite. Azurite, with deep color, crystals also observed partially converted into malachite. The brilliance of both minerals is really good, with superb aesthetics. From a mine not well represented in collections and which nowadays is difficult to obtain specimens.

Collected: 
2007
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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