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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: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.9 × 2.4 cm
Description

Intense blue buttgenbachite sprays associated with cuprite and malachite. 

Sample has the ID no T-R-2419-15. 

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)
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