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Papagoite

#55496

Papagoite

#55496
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaCuAlSi2O6(OH)3 (RRUFF)
Locality
New Cornelia mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, United States

Bright vivid blue crystalline masses found throughout the matrix. Papagoite is a very rare copper silicate first found at the New Cornelia mine (this locality). Despite being described in 1960, Papagoite has only been found at three localities thus far.

Type Locality

Papagoite

Formula
CaCuAlSi2O6(OH)3 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Cryptocrystalline 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
light blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
5-5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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