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Kipushite - Sold

Kipushite is a hydrated zinc copper phosphate. While the name kipushite was originally applied to a blue-green copper phosphate mineral from Kipushi Buttgenbach (1927), later study showed that material to be veszelyite (Zsivny, 1932). When a new mineral was discovered at Kipushi with similar chemistry but different symmetry, Piret et al. (1985) reused the name kipushite. Kipushite forms a continuous coverage of submillimetric crystals on a friable matrix. Rare! This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited, obtained in 1998.