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Mottramite

#PD48078

Mottramite

#PD48078
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbCuVO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Tagged
copper , vanadium

Greenish yellow of Mottramite in thin crusts on lava. This occurence was once reported by Prof. Archangelo Scacchi, an Itallian mineralogist best known for his work on Vesuvius. The name "vesbine" was originally given to this mineral at Vesuvius, since it was thought to contain a new element called "vesbine"

Mottramite

Formula
PbCuVO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Plumose, Radial, Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
brown, brown red, brownish black, green, dark green 
Streak
light brownish green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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