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Aurichalcite

Carbonate mineral

Aurichalcite is a carbonate mineral , usually found as a secondary mineral in copper deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The zinc to copper ratio is about 5:4.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

The streak

Blue

Density ( specific gravity )

1.655
1.74
1.744

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly
Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic