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Lemanskiite & Azurite

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Lemanskiite & Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
La Reconquistada Claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón-Águilas, Murcia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3.1 × 3 cm
Weight: 
66.00gr
Description

Spectacular and very aesthetic group of lemanskiite electric blue crystals (formerly labeled as lavendulan, dimorph, but redefined for this locality), well defined, forming aesthetic rossetes sprinkled with azurite over matrix. A new classic from Spanish mineralogy.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lemanskiite

Formula: 
NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DG.05
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Colour: 
Sky Blue
Streak: 
Sky blue
Type Locality: 
El Guanaco Mine, Guanaco (Huanaco), Santa Catalina, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...
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