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Aurichalcite & Rosasite

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Aurichalcite & Rosasite

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Description
Locality: 
Dos Adrianas Mine, Zapallar, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
65.00gr
Description

Spectacular and very esthetic group of light blue aurichalcite crystals, accompanied by globular rosasite and black nsutite with minor hemimorphite on rock matrix. A classic of this famous Chilean mine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aurichalcite

Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
5.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Loktevskoye Mine (Loktevskii Mine), Upper Loktevka River, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

Rosasite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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