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Demesmaekerite

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Demesmaekerite

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Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 2.1 × 1 cm
Description

The complex lead-copper-uranyl-selenite demesmaekerite was named after Belgian mining geologist Gaston Demesmaeker. This specimen has a rich coverage of sharp green demesmaekerite crystals and clusters.

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Demesmaekerite

Formula: 
Pb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
4.JJ.20
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
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