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Shattuckite

Shattuckite

Named for its type locality at the Shattuck mine in Bisbee, Arizona, USA. Shattuckite occurs in oxidized copper deposits as a secondary mineral in locations including, additionally, Mexico, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Greece.

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

Formula
Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, dark blue, green 
Streak
pale blue 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
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Shattuckite from New Cornelia mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, United States

Shattuckite
            from New Cornelia mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, United States Radial rosettes to 3mm embeddeded in matrix.
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Shattuckite from Shattuck mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States

Shattuckite
            from Shattuck mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States Sky blue tiny Shattuckite sprays to about 0.75mm.
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Shattuckite from Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia

Shattuckite
            from Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia

Large 3cm vug filled with rich sky blue acicular Shattuckite blooms lining Quartz and associated with Malachite.

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