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Buttgenbachite

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Buttgenbachite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Likasi Mine, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm
Description

Buttgenbachite is a very rare secondary copper mineral named after the Belgian mineralogist Henri J.F. Buttgenbach.

This is an outstanding specimen with deep neonblue buttgenbachite needles in vugs of the cuprite-brochantite matrix.

Very rich and well analysed specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Buttgenbachite

Formula: 
Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4·2H2O
Strunz: 
3.DA.25
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Likasi Mine (Panda Mine), Likasi (Jadotville; Jadotstad), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Buttgenbachite
Analysis Report - only: Buttgenbachite