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Torbernite

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Torbernite

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Description
Locality: 
Pinhal do Souto Mine, Tragos, Viseu District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.8 × 1.5 cm
Weight: 
48.00gr
Description

Spectacular specimen of green torbernite crystals on smoky quartz from this little know Portuguese site nowadays closed, no more samples of this mine in the market. This old specimen was collected by Adonis, a mineral dealer, 30 years ago.

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Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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