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Richelsdorfite

Richelsdorfite

Formula
Ca2Cu5Sb5+(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl·6H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
sky blue, turquoise 
Streak
greenish blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Richelsdorfite from Richelsdorf, Hesse, Germany

Richelsdorfite
            from Richelsdorf, Hesse, Germany
Special Info
Type Locality

Light sky-blue microcrystalline encrustations of Richelsdorfite on a slender piece of black matrix.

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Richelsdorfite from Burrus mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, United States

Richelsdorfite
            from Burrus mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, United States
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

There are two localities of Richelsdorfite in Nevada; the Gold Chain mine in Utah and the Burrus mine in Nevada. These specimens from the Burrus mine, are some of the best quality Richelsdorfite around. The crystals occur as tiny less than 0.5mm clusters and single distinct crystals filling the many vugs.

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