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Diameter, mm (1mm - 0,039inch)

Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Tenorite"

Tenorite is predominantly a supergene copper mineral, its simple oxide occurring in crystals (having an acicular appearance) is extremely rare. Usually presented as earthy masses in the zone of oxidation of copper sulfide deposits in association with other copper minerals. A minor mineral of copper ores that does not form its own deposits.

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Physical properties of Tenorite

Category Oxide mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Tnr
Strunz classification 4.AB.10
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group C2/c
Unit cell a = 4.6837(5) Å
b = 3.4226(5) Å
c = 5.1288(6) Å; β = 99.47°; Z = 4
Color Steel-gray, iron-gray, black
Crystal habit Lathlike crystals, curved, scaly, dendritic; commonly pulverulent, earthy, massive
Twinning Common on {011}, forming stellate groups; lamellar
Cleavage Poor to indistinct
Fracture Conchoidal to uneven
Tenacity Brittle; flexible and elastic in thin scales
Mohs scale hardness 3.5 - 4
Luster Metallic to earthy
Streak Black
Diaphaneity Opaque, thin flakes transparent
Specific gravity 6.5
Optical properties Biaxial +
Pleochroism Distinct; light to dark brown

Code: 538
Mikheevskoe deposit, South Ural, RF

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