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Murdochite

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Locality: 
Bisbee, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 0.8 cm
Description

Outstanding black crystals of the very rare bromine mineral murdochite associated to green acicular malachite from the famous locality of Bisbee.

Bromine minerals are extremely rare in Nature. From 5381 species known to date only 18 are Br minerals !. This is one of them !.

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Murdochite

Formula: 
PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Strunz: 
3.DB.45
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Colour: 
Black
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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