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Cornetite & Malachite

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Cornetite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Star of the Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 5.4 × 1.5 cm
Description

hundreds bright blue cornetite crystals with green malachite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cornetite

Formula: 
Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Strunz: 
8.BE.15
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)...

Malachite

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