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Pseudomalachite with Libethenite

#13243

Pseudomalachite with Libethenite

#13243
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Prov., Atacama, Chile
Tagged
phosphate , copper

A very interesting specimen with deep olive green prismatic crystals of Libethenite with green Pseudomalachite grown on the Libethenite. There are also unidentified balls.

Pseudomalachite

Formula
Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Massive, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
blue green, green, dark green, black green 
Streak
bluish green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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