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Cuprite & Langite On Copper

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SPH177028

Cuprite & Langite On Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Copper Mines, Marsberg, Arnsberg, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 5.2 × 1.1 cm
Description

This piece is a real eye-catcher! Green cuprite and turquoise langite are covering the brown copper matrix and forming this outstanding specimen. Shaped like a disc, it is crystallized on both, the front and the back side. Fantastic indeed!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

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

Copper

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