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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

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Mineral Information on:
conichalcite

Chemical Group:    arsenate

Chemical Formula:  
CaCu(AsO4)(OH)

Color:    grass green to light green               Streak: green

 

Hardness:    4.5             Specific Gravity:    4.3              Fracture:

Luster:  vitreous
 

transparent to translucent

Cleavage:  none

 

Crystal Forms:  Orthorhombic system
 

Mineral Habits: crusts of acicular, fibrous crystals; botryoidal masses

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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