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Veszelyite

Veszelyite

Formula
Cu2+3PO4(OH)3ยท2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Equant Grains, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue green, green, dark blue 
Streak
blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
3.5-4 
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Veszelyite from Black Pine mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States

Veszelyite
            from Black Pine mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States

Deep, gemmy bluish green crystals of this rare phosphate. The largest crystal is 1cm in length. Aside all the crystals are hemispherical groups of Pseudomalachite from 3 to 4mm across. The specimen was collected by Chris van Laer.

Micro blue-green crystals to 2.5mm on Quartz matrix.

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Veszelyite from Laochang mine, Gejiu Co., Honghe, Yunnan Province, China

Veszelyite
            from Laochang mine, Gejiu Co., Honghe, Yunnan Province, China

An extremely rich specimen of Veszelyite with hundreds of single 1mm crystals and clusters to 3mm. The crystals are well-defined and stunning.

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