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Philipsburgite

Ex Tom Loomis collection

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Description
Locality: 
Mammouth Mine, Trintic District, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5 × 4 cm
Description

A very rich coverage of lustrous green philipsburgite balls to 1mm on blue azurite crystals, associated with a translucent green crust or coating of cornwallite on the azurite and some minor malachite. An excellent piece.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Philipsburgite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Black Pine Mine (Combination Mine; Black Pine tailings; Black Pine dump), Black Pine Ridge, John Long Mts, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite Co., Montana, USA

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