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Boothite & Cerussite

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Boothite & Cerussite

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Description
Locality: 
Grand Reef Mine, Aravaipa District, Graham County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm
Description

Colorless crystals of Cerussite are scattered about a Boothite matrix.   The Boothite forms nice botryoidal crystals as well.   Boothite is an uncommon copper sulfate, very rarely seen on the collector market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Boothite

Formula: 
CuSO4·7H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.35
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Alma Mine (Alma Pyrite Mine), Leona Heights deposit, Leona Heights, Oakland, Oakland Hills, Diablo Range, Alameda Co., California, USA

Cerussite

Formula: 
PbCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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