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Azurite & Malachite On Quartz

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Azurite & Malachite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mibladen, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 4.6 × 3.5 cm
Description

A specimen of azurite and malachite on limonite covered quartz.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Malachite

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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