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Crystal habit of Malachite Malachite Malachite Malachite

Name   Malachite
Chemistry   Cu2[(OH)2|CO3]
Hardness   3.5 - 4
Lustre   vitreous - silky
Colour   green, dark green, blackish green
Streak   light green 
Density [g/cm3]   3.5 - 4.0
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals acicular or fibrous
Cleavage, Fracture   [201] perfect, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   massive, botryoidal, stalactitic, formation at the surface of the oxidation zone of copper deposits

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