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Luetheite

Luetheite

Named in honor of Ronald D. Luethe who was a Geologist for the Phelps-Dodge Corporation in Arizona and was the first to find the mineral. Luetheite is a rare mineral that occurs only in the United States in Arizona at its type locality in the Patagonia district and in one other unnamed prospect, and in Arizona at the Majuba Hill mine. A third locality lies in Australia at Bali Lo in the Ashburton Downs in Western Australia. Luetheite occurs in intensely altered volcanic rock as cavity fillings and in oxidized copper deposits.

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

Formula
Cu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4┬ĚH2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Color
blue, greenish, light green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
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Luetheite from Patagonia district, Patagonia Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, United States

Luetheite
            from Patagonia district, Patagonia Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, United States

Robins egg blue platy crystal clusters to about 0.75mm across on matrix. 

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