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Brochantite & Chrysocolla

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Brochantite & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.1 × 1.9 cm
Description

Deep green sprays of brochantite needles well protected in vugs and associated with chrysocolla. There are vugs with brochantite crystals of blocky habit. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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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