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Name   Linarite
Chemistry   KMg[Cl|SO4]·3H2O
Hardness   2.5
Lustre   vitreous to adamantine
Colour   sky blue to deep blue
Streak   light blue 
Density [g/cm3]   5.3 - 5.5
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals acicular or tabular
Cleavage, Fracture   [100] perfect, [001] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   formed from the oxidation of lead and copper minerals such as galena (PbS) and chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) in the upper parts of the oxidation zone

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