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Veszelyite


Veszelyite is a copper zinc phosphate hydrate. Schrauf (1874) named the mineral in honor of Ágost Gusztáv Veszelyi (1820-1888), Hungarian mining engineer, who discovered the species. Crystal structure solution by Ghose et al. (1974) noted a variable Cu:Zn ratio in the mineral.

The Lone Pine mine in Montana is famous for veszelyite. A series of pockets in the 1980s, produced the world's largest crystals known (reaching ca. 2 cm). This is an attractive cluster of blue-green crystals to 4 mm, of the thick bladed habit. This is a Jeff Scovil photograph. A CD-R with Scovil's photograph ships with this specimen.

Price: $800

Item code: MS1227

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