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Orthoserpierite Schulenbergite & Gypsum

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Orthoserpierite Schulenbergite & Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Platosa Mine, Bermejillo, Durango, Mexico
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 4.2 × 2 cm
Description

Turqouise-blue bladed orthoserpierite crystals richly over a limonite matrix and associated with clear colourless gypsum and baby-blue schulenbergite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orthoserpierite

Formula: 
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.30
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Schulenbergite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10·3H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.80
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Glücksrad Mine, Oberschulenberg, Bockswies veins, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.

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