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Chalcocyanite

#PD48070
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Chalcocyanite from Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy - PD48070
Chalcocyanite from Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy - PD48070

Chalcocyanite

#PD48070
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CuSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Tagged
copper

Chalcocyanite is very hygroscopic mineral, meaning it loves to absorb water from the atmosphere, and thus the sealed in a vial. The substance powdery white, but the mineral can be light blue. In fact, the name Chalcocyanite is derived from the Greek word for blue. Chalcocyanite is a sublimate product found near volcanic fumaroles.

Chalcocyanite

Formula
CuSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, brown, green, yellow, yellow brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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