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Aurichalcite

#PD32404

Aurichalcite

#PD32404
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Laurium, Attika, Greece
Tagged
carbonate

Pearly, light blue-green bladed Aurichalcite composing most of the matrix and in some places covered with a fine druse of colorless Calcite. This piece has the cataloge number 16.1.4-1 which correspondes to the number on an old label from the Carl M. Davis Collection, a long time and well known collector and mentor.

Aurichalcite

Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Druse, Encrustations, Acicular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
pale green, sky blue, greenish blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Label from the Collection of Carlton M. Davis

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