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Chalconatronite

Carbonate mineral

Chalconatronite is a carbonate mineral and rare secondary copper mineral that contains copper , carbon, its chemical formula Chalconatronite is partially soluble in water, and only decomposes, although chalconatronite is soluble while cold, in dilute acids. The name comes from the mineral's compounds, copper ("chalcos" in Greek) and natron The mineral is thought to be formed by water carrying alkali carbonates (possibly from soil. Similar minerals include malachite , and other copper carbonates. Chalconatronite has also been found and recorded in Australia , and Colorado

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1

The streak

Green
Blue

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic