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V - Carbonates

Name   Aurichalcite
Chemistry   (Zn,Cu)5[(OH)3|CO3]2
Hardness   2
Lustre   pearly
Colour   grass green, pale green, sky blue or greenish blue
Streak   white to light blue
Density [g/cm3]   3.6 - 4.0
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals acicular, also encrustions
Cleavage, Fracture   [010] perfect, fracture uneven to fibrous
other characteristics and occurrences   secondary formation in the oxidation zone of copper and zinc deposists by carbonate containing waters

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