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M305 Brochantite

M305 Brochantite


Here’s something new, an exceptional specimen of Brochantite from the Los Azules Mine in Chile. This unique specimen measures approximately 2″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ and sits on a base. It has fabulous bright turquoise color against the darker matrix. This is an interesting mineral that would complete any serious collection.

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Brochantite is a sulfate mineral, one of a number of cupric sulfates. Formed in arid climates or in rapidly oxidizing copper sulfide deposits, it was named by Armand Lévy for his fellow Frenchman, geologist and mineralogist A. J. M. Brochant de Villiers. Crystals of brochantite can range from emerald green to black-green to blue-green, and can be acicular or prismatic. Brochantite is often associated with minerals such as malachite, azurite, and chrysocolla, and may form pseudomorphs with these minerals. The mineral is found in a number of locations around the world, notably the southwestern United States (especially Arizona), Serifos in Greece and Chile.

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Weight0.250 lbs
Dimensions2 × 1.5 × 2.125 in

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