Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Brochantite is Cu4(OH)6SO4
Brochantite is a basic sulfate of copper. It is often mistaken for the mineral malachite,
but brochantite has a touch more blue to its green color than malachite. This
specimen came from the open pit in Morenci, Arizona. The rock split in half along a
pre-existing crack where the starburst patterns of brochantite had formed. Each
starburst is about 1 centimeter across.
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