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Cuprodongchuanite on Quartz with Calcite, Veszelyite and Hemimorphite
Cuprodongchuanite on Quartz with Calcite, Veszelyite and Hemimorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Cuprodongchuanite on Quartz with Calcite, Veszelyite and Hemimorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Cuprodongchuanite on Quartz with Calcite, Veszelyite and Hemimorphite  

TC2260BRB: Spherical aggregates of translucent Cuprodongchuanite, with good luster and a pale green color, on Quartz matrix, with Calcite, and with by pale sky-blue botryoidal Hemimorphite crystals and Veszelyite crystals.
Cuprodongchuanite is a new species recently approved by the IMA (reference number IMA 2021-065), but still pending publication. A find made at the end of the year 2021, it is a curious phosphate of Pb, Cu and Zn, the copper analog of Dongchuanite, and comes from the type locality (TL)
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (28/12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 2.9 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

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