Specimen #272

Name: Rosasite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 7.7 X 3.5 X 2.8 cm


Acquired: 2006-09-01

Source: Ebay: bilboburglar

Label: N

Comment: This cabinet piece is liberally covered with tiny spherical aggregates of microscopic, needle-like rosasite crystals. The vivid blues and greens contrast sharply with the rusty color of the limonite gossan matrix. Rosasite is closely related to azurite.

Minerals: Limonite Rosasite ((Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2)

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