Chrysocolla Photos        
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
chrysocolla breccia-1
Morenci pit, Arizona

A breccia is a shattered rock, often found along a fault zone, where the rock
fragments have been cemented together by a mineral deposited from a solution
moving along the fault.  In this example the cementing material is chrysocolla, a
hydrous copper silicate.

 


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.