libethenite


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to libethenite: malachite

libethenite

[lə′beth·ə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu2(PO4)OH An olive-green mineral composed of basic copper sulfate, occurring as small prismatic crystals or in masses.
References in periodicals archive ?
Those crystals and the libethenite specimens were the best things I was able to buy on my trip to the Congo, but their sale would cover only a small part of the cost of the trip.
Crystalline, olive-green libethenite occurs with malachite and radiating azurite in a specimen from the Continental East pit (RJ).
Associated minerals are: quartz, libethenite, pseudomalachite, mitridatite, goethite, cuprite and copper.
Crandallite has been found at the Upper Mex-Tex mine associated with turquoise, libethenite and plumbogummite, as botryoidal white crusts and small spheres.
Previous reports of libethenite at the Mex-Tex mine were based on a single specimen in the collection of Tim Hanson (Taggart et al.
Sprays of bright olive-green libethenite crystals were again found but this time tsumebite, pseudomalachite and pyromorphite were found in addition to plumbogummite and crandallite.
Chrysocolla endomorphs after libethenite are described, as well as the probable mechanism of formation of chrysocolla pseudomorphs after azurite.
1 mm) of transparent, pale green libethenite occur associated with cuprite and vesignieite in samples from the 5,260 level.
Other associated minerals include alunite, cuprite, libethenite and malachite.
Lustrous, mm-sized crystals of libethenite coating cavities in quartz gossan have been found at Estremoz.
Guillemin (1956) published an extensive review of copper phosphates, during the preparation of which he had produced many syntheses and so obtained a zincian libethenite, with an X-ray powder pattern "different from that of normal libethenite.
Finally, Guillemin (1956) discovered that veszelyite from Broken Hill was actually a zincian libethenite.