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DescriptionChrysocolla, CuSiO3-nH2O, (hydrated copper silicate), is a mineraloid, rather than a true mineral. Most of the time it is amorphous, meaning that it does not have a coherent crystalline structure. Chrysocolla is attractive blue-green that provides a unique color to the mineral world.
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona. Near Miami.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #33.
Key wordschrysocolla, mineraloid
Tech details407 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2377