Aurichalcite Mining

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.


Type Crystal System
Mineral Monoclinic
Mineral Classification Color
Carbonate blue-green and light-blue
Chemical Formula Luster
4[(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6] Pearly, silky
Streak Fracture
very light blue-green Uneven
Mohs Hardness

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