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Aurichalcite

#AH51426

Aurichalcite

#AH51426
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Flux mine, Patagonia, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Sweet specimen of Aurichalcite from the Flux mine, which is not generally seen on the market. The Flux mine is more well known for it's jackstraw Cerussite. Collected by Arnold Hampson in 1968.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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