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Arsentsumebite Beudantite Cuprian Adamite & Malachite

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Arsentsumebite Beudantite Cuprian Adamite & Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm
Description

Bright green spherical aggregates of curved Arsentsumebite crystals with brown Beudantite and light green cuprian adamite and malachite tufts filling vugs in the massive galena matrix from the second oxidation zone

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Arsentsumebite

Formula: 
Pb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BG.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

Beudantite

Formula: 
PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Strunz: 
8.BL.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Louise Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Cuprian Adamite

Variety Of: 

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Hardness: 
3.5
Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Hardness: 
0.0

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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