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The Whim Creek mine is famous for its wulfenites (which are a lead molybdate mineral - PbMoO4) but it is (or was) actually a copper mine. This is a photo of a copper carbonate mineral, malachite. Image 2mm across.
Last edited by crocoite on Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Thanks Doug. Actually, this specimen was not originally collected for this tiny hemisphere of malachite. The other side of the rock has malachite pseudomorphs after azurite (azurite has been replaced but its crystal form has been retained).beetleman wrote:Thats the prettiest Malachite I have ever seen, Beautiful green color and a great picture Steve. I have never seen it in crystal form.