Hardness: 3.5 - 4
Streak: Pale green
Habit: Very fine grained coating on other rocks, almost looks like paint.
Colours: Copper green
| ||Crystal System: Monoclinic|
Reaction with HCl: Strong
Identification in hand sample:
Colour is primary indicator, as well as habit.
Common in near-surface oxidized portions of copper bearing hydrothermal sulfide mineral deposits.
Industrial / ecomonic uses:
Used as a minor ore of copper and also has ornamental uses due to vivid green colour.