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Zincolibethenite


Zincolibethenite is a newly recognized copper zinc phosphate, having the same crystal structure as libethenite. As zinc enters the libethenite crystal structure, it occupies one of two different copper positions. When the Zn:Cu ratio exceeds 1:3, the mineral is zincolibethenite (Braithwaite et al., 2005). This is a matrix fragment covered on one surface by a continuous porcelain like crust of zincolibethenite. The zincolibethenite is fine-grained and displays a rich sea foam blue color. This piece resembles a fragment of painted concrete.

Price: $250

Item code: MS1374

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