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Katerinopoulosite & Antlerite

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Katerinopoulosite & Antlerite

ex collection Harry Sniaschek
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Esperanza Mine, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 4 × 2 cm
Weight: 
41.00gr
Description

Very rare veriform curls of white to pale greenish blue katerinapoulosite colored by tiny pale blue antlerite crystals on matrix.

Katerinapoulosite is only know for a few years and only from this locality.

The specimen will ship mounted into an acrylic box, filled with soap powder or soft plastic.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Katerinopoulosite

Formula: 
(NH4)2Zn(SO4)2·6H2O
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Type Locality: 
Esperanza Mine, Lavrion District, Attica, Greece
Isostructural with: 
Boussingaultite
Mohrite
Nickelboussingaultite

Antlerite

Formula: 
Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Strunz: 
7.BB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Antler Mine (Antler Gold Mine; Spuyten Duyvel Mine), Arrastra Mt., Hualapai District, Hualapai (Hualpai) Mts, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA
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