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Domerockite & Conichalcite

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Domerockite & Conichalcite

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Description
Locality: 
Dome Rock Copper Mine, Boolcoomatta Reserve, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.9 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm
Description

This very rare copper arsenate occurs here as pale blue material associated with conichalcite on matrix. Domerockite was IMA approved as a new species in 2009.  

The Dome Rock Mine is the type and only locality. The mineral was found on material collected on old dumps many years ago and specimens are scarce. A microscope is recommended for viewing these minerals.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Domerockite

Formula: 
Cu4H(AsO4)2(OH)3·H2O
Hardness: 
3.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Dome Rock Copper Mine, Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta), Olary Province, South Australia, Australia

Conichalcite

Formula: 
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BH.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Hinojosa del Duque, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
Gondwana Minerals
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