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TitleCuprite with malachite
DescriptionThe green mineral is malachite, Cu2(CO3)(OH)2 and the darker mineral is cuprite, Cu2O. Both are common and widespread copper ore minerals that form by oxidation of sulfide minerals in the upper zones of copper deposits. This sample is 9 cm across.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1782.
Key wordscuprite, malachite
Tech details818 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number763