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Buttgenbachite

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Buttgenbachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tenke Deposit, Tenke-Fungurume, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm
Description

Very good rich sample hosting striking blue buttgenbachite associated with native copper and cuprite. 

 

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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)
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