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Malachite with Azurite

#48791

Malachite with Azurite

#48791
Availability
Sold
Size
14 x 8 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu2CO3(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Metcalf mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
carbonate , copper

Gorgeous specimen with dark blue micro Azurite crystal groups sprinkled upon lighter blue Azurite layers. The layers of Azurite are grown upon layers of botroidal green Malachite. 

Malachite

Formula
Cu2CO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Stalactitic, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
green, dark green, blackish green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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