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Mineralpedia Details for Nevadaite

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Nevadaite

Nevadaite

Named for the state of its discovery, Nevada, in the United States, with the type locality at the Gold Quarry mine near Carlin. Nevadaite has on other locality in Kyrgyzstan at Kara-Chagyr Mountain. It appears as pate green to turquoise blue prismatic crystals in radiating clusters, spherules, or druses in association with fluellite, wavellite, strengite, variscite, hewettite, anatase, kazakhstanite, tinticite, leucophosphite, torbernite, and tyuyamunite.

Ref. Cooper, M. A., et al. and The Canadian Mineralogist June 2004 v. 42 no. 3 p. 741-752

Formula
(Cu2+,[ ],Al,V3+)6[Al8(PO4)8F8](OH)2ยท22H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Crystalline - Fine, Acicular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pale green, turquoise 
Streak
pale powder blue 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Nevadaite from Gold Quarry mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, United States

Nevadaite
            from Gold Quarry mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, United States
Special Info
Type Locality

Robin's egg blue radiating acicular sprays to about 0.3mm.

Sky blue spherical crystals on siliceous matrix. This mineral, named after Nevada, where Gold Quarry mine is located, is found in only two localities worldwide.

Sky blue thin platy crystals in groups to 1mm on matrix with probably Fluellite. 

Robin's egg blue radiating acicular sprays to about 0.3mm associated with deep red, acicular Hewetitte to 2mm.

Blue spherical and radiating crystal groups of this rare copper phosphate. Type Locality. Only two localities worldwide. In association are groups of rusty red Hewettite. Both minerals containing vanadium.

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