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Paratacamite with Atacamite

#15049

Paratacamite with Atacamite

#15049
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu2+3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Esperanza mine, Chanral Province, Atacam Province, Chile
Tagged
copper

Exceptional deep green micro crystals of Paratacamite to 1mm. It doesn't get much better than this. Associated with lighter green Atacamite and Chrysocolla.

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

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