Mineralpedia Details for Lavendulan
The name of Lavendulan was recently discovered to be a misnomer after the lavender color of the “type” specimen, which was later discovered to be a mixture and of no relation to the modern Lavendulan which has not been found to exhibit a lavender color. Lavendulan is an uncommon mineral in oxidized copper deposits and can be found in Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Scotland, France, Spain, Tunisia, Iran, Namibia, Morocco, Chile, Australia, and the United States.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/lavendulan.pdf
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Botryoidal, Encrustations
- Perfect, Indistinct, None
- Vitreous - Waxy
- blue, lavender blue, greenish blue
- light blue
- Brittle - Uneven
- View Lavendulan
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Lavendulan from Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia
Bright blue powdery coatings with good coverage. Very little of this material was found occurding to the 1993 MR issue (v. 24) by Ernie Nickel and Blair Gartrell.
Lavendulan from Pentire Glaze mine, St Minver, Cornwall, England
Bright blue micro Lavendulan crystals covering face with minor Olivenite.
Lavendulan from Svornost mine, Jáchymov, Erzgebirge, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Bright sky-blue microcrystalline encrustation of Lavendulan on both sides of matrix.
Lavendulan from Meskani mine, Anarak dist., Esfahan Province, Iran
Bright sky blue coating composed of tiny spherulitic crystals on front and backside.
Lavendulan from Emma Luisa mine, Guanaco, Antofagasta, Chile
Clusters to 6mm across.
Lavendulan from Abundancia mine, Guanaco, Santa Catalina, Antofagasta, Chile
Electric blue flat crystals to 2mm on face with minor Olivenite.
Lavendulan from San Rafael mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States
Vivid or electric blue fantastic platy crystals in sprays of Lavendulan to 0.5mm.
Lavendulan from La Reconquistada claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
Flashy, electric blue Lavendulan radiating plates of Lavendulan to 3mm across with beads of green Cornwallite. A great arsenate locality in Spain.