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Conichalcite

#PD32927

Conichalcite

#PD32927
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaCuAsO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Higgins mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
arsenate , copper

Originally this mineral was called "Higginsite" after the locality and contained a small percentage of vanadium. It is now termed Conichalcite.

Conichalcite

Formula
CaCuAsO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous, Reniform, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
yellow green, emerald green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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