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Cornetite is a hydrous copper phophate. Cesáro (1910) originally noted the mineral at L'Étoile du Congo. However the species remained unnamed until Buttgenbach (1916) named the mineral after Jules Cornet (1865–1929). A later study by Berry (1950) further describes the history of its discovery. This specimen consists of a sandstone matrix partly covered in drusy blue cornetite. A dealer label from Gilbert Gauthier (1924–2006) accompanies the specimen.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1392

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