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Crystal habit of Olivenite Olivenite Olivenite

Name   Olivenite
Chemistry   Cu2[OH|AsO4]
Hardness   3
Lustre   vitreous - greasy
Colour   dark olive green, grey, white
Streak   yellowish green 
Density [g/cm3]   4.1 - 4.4
Crystal habit   orthorhombic
Cleavage, Fracture   [110], [010] indistinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   secondary mineral formation in the oxidation zone of deposists with arsenopyrite (FeAsS) together with malachite (Cu2[(OH)2|CO3]) and azurite (Cu3[(OH)2|CO3]2)

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