Mineralpedia Details for Wroewolfeite
Named in honor of Caleb Wroe Wolfe, crystallographer and Professor at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. Wroewolfeite is a rare hydrothermal mineral, forming in the oxidation zones of copper-bearing deposits and can occasionally be found as a post-mine mineral, forming in dumps and slags. Despite its rarity, Wroewolfeite is widely distributed, finding most of its localities in Europe, though it takes its type locality from the Loudville Mine in Massachusetts, USA.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/wroewolfeite.pdf
Wroewolfeite from Bastnäs mines, Riddarhyttan, Västmanland, Sweden
Wroewolfeite from Penberthy Croft mine, St. Hilary, Cornwall, England
Blue platy crystals scattered across matrix.