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Duftite

Duftite

Named for Gustav Bernhard Tuft who was the General Manager at the Tsumcor (Tsumeb) mine in Tsumeb, Namibia where the mineral gets its type locality. Duftite is an uncommon mineral that occurs on oxidized hydrothermal base-metal deposits. Localities where the Duftite is abundant include in Namibia, Morocco, France, Germany, Russia, England, Mexico, the United States, and Australia, among many other minor localities.

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

Formula
PbCuAsO4(OH) 
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Duftite from Mt. Bonnie mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia

Duftite
            from Mt. Bonnie mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia Superb micro dipyramidal crystals of apple green Duftite to 0.75mm. Note rounded crystal faces.
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Duftite-Beta from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Duftite-Beta
            from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Bright or grass green rosettes to 1mm.

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Duftite from Moon Anchor mine, Maricopa Co., California, United States

Duftite
            from Moon Anchor mine, Maricopa Co., California, United States

Light olive green spheroidal crystals to about 0.1mm on fibrous yellow Mimetite.

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Duftite from Centennial Eureka mine, Tintic dist., Juab Co., Utah, United States

Duftite
            from Centennial Eureka mine, Tintic dist.,  Juab Co., Utah, United States

Rich specimen with deep, dark green, botryoidal or rough - rounded crystals to 1mm.

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Duftite from Roosevelt mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States

Duftite
            from Roosevelt mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States

Olive green to grey Duftite crystals, less than 1mm.

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

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

Bright green micro crystals encrusting Quartz with minor yellow Mimetite.

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