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Tyuyamunite & Malachite

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Tyuyamunite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

Beautiful, rich sample, host several groups of sharp, bright-yellow crystals of tyuyamunite and minor malachite. Tyuyamunite is a not too spread minerals in Congo. Very very nice.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tyuyamunite

Formula: 
Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2·5-8H2O
Strunz: 
4.HB.25
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Tyuya-Muyun Cu-V-U deposit (Radium Mine), Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Malachite

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

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