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Molybdofornacite with Dioptase

#DS43251

Molybdofornacite with Dioptase

#DS43251
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CuPb2MoO4AsO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
arsenate , copper

Several 3-4mm pockets lined with vivid, neon green, long bladed crytsals of Molybdofornacite to about 0.4mm with a few micro Dioptase crystals. formerly of the John Innes collection 1978, as documented on the Pinch label. It is from the 30 level of the Tsumeb mine.

Molybdofornacite

Formula
CuPb2MoO4AsO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Pistolitic, Lath 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
light green 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
2-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Shultz Collection

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