aurichalcite


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aurichalcite

[‚ȯr·ə′kal‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6 Pale-green or pale-blue mineral consisting of a basic copper zinc carbonate and occurring in crystalline incrustations. Also known as brass ore.
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Thousands of rejas of adamite, hemimorphite, aurichalcite, calcite, etc.
5 mm wide, of sharp, elongated platy crystals of aurichalcite were discovered.
Hemimorphite is seen in cavities in dolomite, as aggregates of colorless lath-shaped crystals with right-angled profiles measuring less than 1 mm, with adamite, aurichalcite and blue-green mixed crystals belonging to the malachite-rosasite series.
All of the effort and fun of collecting wulfenite, aurichalcite, platternite and other minerals had paid off
The 79 mine in Arizona, to cite yet another example, produced some of the most beautiful, soft-looking druses of puffy acicular aurichalcite ever found anywhere.
In limonite ores in the Andrdassy I section, aurichalcite is found rarely in small crevices as thin, transparent, pale blue, platy crystals and crystal groups associated with cerussite, brochantite, malachite and zincrosasite (Szakall, 1992).
Associated minerals include calcite, cerussite, aurichalcite and zincrosasite (Szakdll, 1992).
Blue to blue-green aurichalcite spherules up to 8 mm in size are found at the Brenner and Verchniy mines.
Smithsonite occurs as pale green, violet, blue, gray, white and brown botryoidal crusts associated with aurichalcite and other minerals of the secondary Pb-Zn-Cu suite at the Brenner mine.
an excellent nest of cuprite crystals, a beautiful suite of wulfenite specimens, azurites, malachites, aurichalcites and much more.