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Clinoclase with Strashimirite

#32460

Clinoclase with Strashimirite

#32460
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 7.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu3AsO4(OH)3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Majuba Hill mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, United States
Tagged
arsenate

Dark lustrous blue-green, curved Clinoclase crystals to 2mm in clusters with minor fine pale green Strashimirite covering one side of porphyritic matrix. Excellent piece with good coverage of Clinoclase!

Clinoclase

Formula
Cu3AsO4(OH)3 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystals rare, typically needlelike, tabular, as rosettes and radial fibrous spherical aggregates, as crusts and coatings. 
Cleavage
perfect 
Luster
Vitreous, pearly on cleavages 
Color
Dark greenish blue to greenish black; in transmitted light, blue-green. 
Streak
Bluish green 
Geological Setting
A rare secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of some arsenic-rich hydrothermal base-metal deposits. 
Class
2/m - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5 - 3 

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