Calcite Crystals with (?)Malachite Inclusions, on Matrix - NTS 026

Calcite crystals with included sprays of (?)malachite

Measurements:  63 x 40 x 29 mm

Description:  A few calcite crystals (up to 16 mm on edge) with inclusions of sprays of (?)malachite. The matrix is calcite with a few thin veins of malacite.

The calcite crystals have a few nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  72.2 g

Chemical Composition:  CaCO3  (calcite)
                                    Cu2+(CO3)(OH)2  (malachite)       

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (calcite)  3
                                       (malachite)  3.5 - 4

Location:  Tsumeb, Northern Namibia.

Specimen Code:   NTS 026


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