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Aurichalcite with Plattnerite

#AH52773

Aurichalcite with Plattnerite

#AH52773
Availability
Available
Price
$195.00
Size
10 x 9 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Tagged
carbonate

Large cabinet specimen of thin, slender Aurichalcite crystals to about 1cm. Really nice, attractive piece. Near the center are excellent, acicular Plattnerite crystals, Acquired in 1971 by Arnold Hampson.

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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