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Gem Silica

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Colour:Medium blue occasionally ...Hardness:5½ - 6½


A gem name for a chalcedony coloured by chrysocolla.

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Classification of Gem Silica

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Occurrences of Gem Silica

Geological Setting:Veins in copper ore deposits

Physical Properties of Gem Silica

Lustre:Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Comment:Takes a high polish
Colour:Medium blue occasionally with a tinge of green from other minerals
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):5½ - 6½
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal

Relationship of Gem Silica to other Species

Common Associates:
QuartzMalachiteChrysocollaTenorite

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.
Industrial Uses:Gem material

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  • Localities for Gem Silica

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    • Arizona
      • Gila Co.
        • Globe-Miami District
          • Miami-Inspiration District
            • Inspiration
              • Miami-Inspiration deposit
                • Inspiration Mine
    Brian Cowger
      • Greenlee Co.
        • Shannon Mts
          • Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District)
            • Morenci
    Brian Cowger
      • Pinal Co.
        • Dripping Spring Mts
          • Mineral Creek District (Ray District)
            • Scott Mountain area
    Chris Boyd
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