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Langite & Cuprite & Copper

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Langite & Cuprite & Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Virneberg Mine, Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2 × 2.2 cm
Description

Langite crystals with copper and cuprite on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Langite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.DD.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Fowey Consols (incl. Wheal Treasure; Wheal Fortune; Wheal Chance), Tywardreath, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
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