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Philipsburgite

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Philipsburgite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection.

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Description
Locality: 
Black Pine Mine, Black Pine Ridge, Granite County, Montana, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.4 × 1 cm
Description

A rich coating of lustrous apple-green crystals on a quartz crystal. The philipsburgite crystals are classic for the type locality - gemmy, rounded to about .5 mm in size, lustrous, and an attractive medium green. On one area they are spread out so they can be appreciated individually, on another part of the specimen they form a dense coating.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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
Earthstones Australia

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