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Oosterboschite with Trogtalite & Marthozite

#PD37359

Oosterboschite with Trogtalite & Marthozite

#PD37359
Availability
Sold
Size
1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
(Pd,Cu)7Se5 (RRUFF)
Locality
Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Cu belt, DR of Congo
Tagged
copper

It is hard to say exactly what is the Oosterboschite. The original description describes it as "white-yellow with a cream tint", which can fit plenty of the tiny grains in this sandy matrix. But they should be metallic looking. It is associated with Trogtalite, a cobalt selenide which are probably the metallic looking grains but could be submicroscopic. Also, Marthozite are the green colored crystals, Originally from the Pinch collection with tag (see prov. tab).

Type Locality

Oosterboschite

Formula
(Pd,Cu)7Se5 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Microscopic Crystals, Anhedral Grains 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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