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Botallackite - Sold

Botallackite is a copper hydroxide chloride, sharing the same chemistry as atacamite and clinoatacamite. Church (1865) named the mineral for the type locality: Botallack mine in Cornwall. This is a rich specimen with emerald green botallackite crystals to 4 mm cementing breccia fragments. An exceptional specimen of this material, previously known only as microcrystals! This material came from a find in 2007, brought to Tucson by Ralph Sutcliffe and Simon Hildred.