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Azurite, Malachite

Azurite : Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, Malachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
minID: UYQ-050

Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 5.7 cm x 3.7 cm x 2.4 cm

A STRANGE and pretty Arizona specimen of botryoidal malachite that has apparently pseudomorphed from azurite, judging by the two balls at the peak that still consist of azurite. Looks like a caterpillar! 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.4cm

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Photo added: 23rd Mar 2006

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