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Likasite

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Likasite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.2 × 0.7 cm
Description

Outstanding blue crystals of likasite that cover completely the matrix.

Likasite is a very rare copper nitrate.

Very nice under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Likasite

Formula: 
Cu3(NO3)(OH)5·2H2O
Strunz: 
5.ND.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Type Locality: 
Likasi Mine (Panda Mine), Likasi (Jadotville; Jadotstad), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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