Aurichalcite Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
aurichalcite-1
Bisbee, Arizona
Aurichalcite is a basic carbonate of zinc and copper.  It is often identified by its light
blue color and delicate needle-like crystal habit (acicular).  The large, clear crystals
in this photo are calcite and the yellowish brown material is limonite.

 


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Photo is copyright free for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.