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Paratacamite

#35914

Paratacamite

#35914
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu2+3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
San Francisco mine, Sierra Gorda dist., Antofagasta, Chile
Tagged
copper

Deep dark green crystals of Paratacamite, sometimes mistaken for Herbertsmithite.

Paratacamite

Formula
Cu2+3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Rhombohedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
greenish black, dark green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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