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Orthoserpierite

#PD43750

Orthoserpierite

#PD43750
Availability
Sold
Size
1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Astfeld, Goslar, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Tagged
copper

A post mine product in slags. The Orthoserpierite are the blue lath-like crystals to about 0.5mm.

Orthoserpierite

Formula
CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pale blue green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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