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Tangeite & Chrysocolla

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Tangeite & Chrysocolla

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Description
Locality: 
Eagle Eye Mine, New Water District, La Paz County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm
Weight: 
34.00gr
Description

Very interesting specimen of tangeite and chrysocolla crystallized in pseudomorphic needles possibly after mordenite, accompanied by some other minerals present in this deposit. They are really old samples very representative of this famous American site.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tangeite

Formula: 
CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Glavnaya vein, Tyuya-Muyun Cu-V-U Deposit (Radium Mine), Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Chrysocolla

Formula: 
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)
Strunz: 
9.ED.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5

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