Brochantite Photos      
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
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Morenci, Arizona

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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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.