Brochantite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1824
     
 Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
 Essential Elements: Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.630

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.46


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 35, No. 2 - Fall 1994, pg. 19A Complex Base-Metal Assemblage From the Sterling Mine New Jersey - Brochantite
View IssueV. 34, No. 2 - Fall 1993, pg. 14Recent Mineral Finds From The Sterling Mine Ogdensburg, New Jersey - Gypsum, Brochantite
View IssueV. 13, No. 1 - February 1972, pg. 7Franklin Mineral Notes - Brochantite/Devilite/Linarite (small article)
     
Images

     
Brochantite on chalcocite matrix from Franklin, NJ
Brochantite (Green) on chalcocite matrix from Franklin, NJ. Field of view 1/3" x 1/3" (8 mm x 8 mm). Photo by WP.







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