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Turquoise & Pseudomalachite

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Turquoise & Pseudomalachite

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Description
Locality: 
Salm-Château, Vielsalm, Luxembourg Province, Belgium
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.5 × 3 cm
Description

Nice turquoise and pseudomalachite on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Turquoise

Formula: 
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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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