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Osarizawaite Philipsbornite & Brochantite

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Osarizawaite Philipsbornite & Brochantite

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Description
Locality: 
Grand View Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm
Description

Beautiful deep blue crystals of osarizawaite on a matrix of yellowish philipsbornite with some green brochantite in association.   Rare material from deep inside the Grand Canyon.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Osarizawaite

Formula: 
Pb(Al,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.10
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Osarizawa mine, Kazuno City, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Philipsbornite

Formula: 
PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5·H2O
Strunz: 
8.BL.10
Crystal System: 
trigonal
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Red Lead Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan district, Tasmania, Australia

Brochantite

Formula: 
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BB.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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