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Cyanotrichite & Malachite

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Cyanotrichite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Dos Adrianas Mine, Zapallar, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.5 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Beautiful intense sky blue veins of acicular cyanotrichite needles interspersed in a pale matrix with patches of malachite.

Unusual location.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cyanotrichite

Formula: 
Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.DE.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Moldova Nouă (Neumoldowa), Moldova Nouă-Sasca Cu-Mo ore field, Banat Mts, Caraş-Severin Co., Romania

Malachite

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