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Azurite breccia fillings

#RW48689

Azurite breccia fillings

#RW48689
Availability
Sold
Size
10.0 x 7.5 x 2 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Metcalf mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
carbonate , copper

This is more of a geological specimen than a specimen of Azurite. It is basically Azurite mineralization after brecciation of the intrusive monzonite porphyry. It is sawed on both sides and the base.

Azurite

Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue, blue, light blue, dark blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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