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Kipushite & Philipsburgite

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Kipushite & Philipsburgite

20-03-13-k Raman analysed

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Description
Locality: 
Kipushi Mine, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.3 × 0.8 cm
Description

Blue kipushite associated with green philipsburgite from the Kipushi mine, Congo: 20-03-13-k Raman analysed. Analysis attached. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kipushite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.35
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Pale blue
Type Locality: 
Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Philipsburgite

Formula: 
(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Black Pine Mine (Combination Mine; Black Pine tailings; Black Pine dump), Black Pine Ridge, John Long Mts, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite Co., Montana, USA
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