cornwallite

cornwallite

[′kȯrn‚wȯ‚līt]
(mineralogy)
Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4·H2O A verdigris green to blackish-green mineral consisting of a hydrated basic arsenate of copper; occurs as small botryoidal crusts.
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See under Cornubite, Cornwallite, Clinoclase and Strashimirite.
Cornwallite appears as tiny dark green crystals, while clinoclase forms greenish blue, radiating crystal groups.
Extensive collecting at the abandoned mines has revealed over 65 mineral species in a complex polymetallic quartz vein system, including bismutoferrite, bismutostibiconite, clinobisvanite, koechlinite, namibite, schumacherite, posnjakite, wroewolfeite, idaite, cornwallite, clinoclase, cornubite and lindgrenite.
The Smale/Royal Society exhibit included the world's best liroconite and the world's best clinoclase "ball" of dark green crystals on matrix, as well as superb specimens of chalcocite, langite, olivenite, cornwallite and bournonite.
The pale green color may distinguish conichalcite from cornwallite (bright green), a commonly associated mineral in the Dolores and Umbria de Ramonete prospects.
Cornwallite appears as 1-mm spherules and as 2-mm to 3-mm clusters of spherules of a transparent, emerald-green color; at the La Atalaya prospect the spheres cover large surfaces, making this a significant locality for the mineral.
In the Dolores and Umbria de Ramonete prospects, cornwallite is less common, appearing as dark green botryoidal masses and minute crystal clusters.
In this cornwallite there is minor substitution of P for As (see Table 4).
Cornwallite was reported without description by Guilbert and Zeihen (1964).
In places it is associated with cornwallite (Balestra, 1992; 1993).
Cornwallite has been collected a few times at the Cassagna mine as crusts and millimetric spheres in the fractures in fossil wood.
The presence of volborthite in the fossil wood is an indicator of interesting assemblages of native copper, cuprite, azurite, chalcocite and several arsenates such as arseniosiderite, cornwallite, cornubite and chalcophyllite.