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Kipushite Baryte & Shattuckite

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Kipushite Baryte & Shattuckite

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Description
Locality: 
Kipushi Mine, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.8 × 4.2 × 2.2 cm
Description

Named in 1985 by Paul Piret, Michel Deliens and Jacqueline Piret Meunier, after the type locality at the Kipushi Mine. A very rare mineral and in this case in extraordinary state - large and sharp terminated crystals in excellent condition in combination with thin waterclear tabular baryte crystals and attractively set on shattukite matrix. Should be high ranked for quality and rarity. No signifcant damages to report.

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)

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

Shattuckite

Formula: 
Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.DB.40
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Shattuck Mine (Shattuck-Denn Mine; Shattuck-Arizona Mine; Denn Mine), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
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