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Kipushite with Pseudomalachite


Kipushite is a hydrated zinc copper phosphate. The name kipushite was originally applied to a blue-green copper phosphate mineral from Kipushi by Buttgenbach (1927). However, later study proved that material identical to veszelyite (Zsivny, 1932; Buttgenbach, 1941). Decades later, the mineral name kipushite was re-used by Piret et al. (1985) for a structurally distinct but chemically similar mineral also from Kipushi.

Here kipushite forms crusts of sub-millimetric crystals on top of bluer botryoidal pseuodomalachite. Rich and rare! A dealer label from Gilbert Gauthier (1924–2006) accompanies the specimen.

Price: $175

Item code: MS1501

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