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Atacamite & Pseudomalachite

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Atacamite & Pseudomalachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 4 × 3.9 cm
Description

Numerous bright green perfect atacamite crystals with some pseudomalachite balls

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Atacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Atacama Region, Chile

Pseudomalachite

Formula: 
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Strunz: 
8.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine), Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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