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Chalcotrichite Cuprite & Native Copper

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Chalcotrichite Cuprite & Native Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Fengjiashan Mine, Hubei Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.9 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm
Description

Bright magenta, hair-like needles of cuprite variety chalcotrichite are richly scattered in matrix from the original find at Fengjiashan Mine.

There are dozens of arborescent groups of native copper and and an area with octahedral cuprite crystals.

This is a very rich and fine, representative specimen of the species at this locality. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcotrichite

Variety Of: 

Cuprite

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

Cuprite

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

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

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