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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

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Mineral Information on:
antlerite

Chemical Group:    sulfate

Chemical Formula: 
 
Cu3(SO4)(OH)4

Color:     emerald green                                                                     Streak:

 

Hardness:    3.5             Specific Gravity:                  Fracture:
 

Luster:  vitreous

Cleavage:

 

Crystal Forms:  Orthorhombic system

Mineral Associations:

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:

Occurrences: 

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

Additional Information:  named for the Antler Mine in Arizona