antlerite


Also found in: Wikipedia.

antlerite

[′ant·lə‚rīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu3SO4(OH)4 Emerald- to blackish-green mineral occurring in aggregates of needlelike crystals; an ore of copper. Also known as vernadskite.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, scientists noticed in 1986 that the surface also contained lots of a sulfur-enriched mineral called antlerite ([Cu.
Because the patina protects the underlying copper from further corrosion, the discovery of the antlerite raised concern.
With this technique, he ruled out acid rain because it lacked the acid concentrations required for antlerite to form.
During a recent property visit by Adrian, it was confirmed that the dominant copper oxide minerals present are brochantite and antlerite.
With a slightly different composition and crystal structure, antlerite dissolves more readily in water and is more susceptible to wind erosion than brochantite.
One of the interesting effects we saw was that in darkening areas, the green patina had a high antlerite content.