aurichalcite


aurichalcite

 a mineral composed of the hydroxide carbonate of zinc and copper (Zn, Cu)5(OH)6(CO3)2. It is commonly found with malachite in the oxidized zone of zinc and copper deposits as at Tomsk, Siberia; Santander, Spain; and Bisbee, Ariz., U.S. Its pale blue-green featherlike form distinguishes it from malachite; and, because it is a weathered product of zinc-rich ores, it can serve as a guide to zinc deposits. For chemical formula and detailed physical properties, see carbonate mineral (table).

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  • aurichalcite — noun A basic carbonate mineral of copper and zinc …   Wiktionary

  • aurichalcite —    A cave mineral (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6 …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • aurichalcite — au·ri·chal·cite …   English syllables

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