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Murdochite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

Outstanding black crystals of the very rare bromine mineral murdochite  from Iran

Bromine minerals are extremely rare in Nature. From 5625 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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