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Rouaite & Buttgenbachite

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Rouaite & Buttgenbachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tenke Deposit, Tenke-Fungurume, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3 × 2.8 cm
Description

New discovery from Congo this year,presented at the Sainte-Maries aux Mines mineral show. On and in cuprite newly were found two extreme rare minerals (which were known before at this locality, but extremely rare, and with this new found there are a few specimens available). 

Rouaite comes radial grown in emerald to dioptase green, and buttgenbachite in similar shape but blue coloured (like plancheite).

Mineral Data
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Rouaite

Formula: 
Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Strunz: 
5.NB.05
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Roua Mines (Clue de Roua), Daluis, Guillaumes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France...

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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