Aurichalcite Mining

Description
Aurichalcite is soft, monoclinic, copper and zinc bearing mineral. It forms a soft, scaly, greenish-blue crust in oxidized zones of copper-zinc ore deposits. It is considered to be a guide or indicator of zinc ore.

Aurichalcite

TypeCrystal System
MineralMonoclinic
Mineral ClassificationColor
Carbonateblue-green and light-blue
Chemical FormulaLuster
4[(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6]Pearly, silky
StreakFracture
very light blue-greenUneven
Mohs Hardness
2-2.5

Uses
Of value to scientists and collectors.

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