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Georgeite

Georgeite

Named for George Herbert Payne who was the Chief of the Mineral Division at the Government Chemical Laboratories in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Georgeite is a rare mineral found only at its type locality at Carr Boyd Rocks Ni mine in Western Australia, Australia, and at the Britannia mine in Wales. It occurs as a secondary mineral in oxidized copper-nickel sulfide deposits.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/georgeite.pdf

Formula
Cu2CO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
No Crystals 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
light blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Amorphous - No Crystals 
Hardness
1-2 
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Georgeite from Carr Boyd Nickel Deposit, Western Austrialia, Australia

Georgeite
            from Carr Boyd Nickel Deposit, Western Austrialia, Australia

Vitreous sky blue crystalline coatings of Georgeite with Malachite on Tremolite matrix. Georgeite forms in the oxidation zones of Ni deposits and is an exceptionally rare hydrated member of the Malachite group. 

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