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Unknown from Miquel Vacas mine

Posted by Ron Layton  
avatar Unknown from Miquel Vacas mine
April 25, 2012 09:28PM
    
First, I do not have the capability of taking good pictures with my microscope. I was trimming a specimen of libethenite from the Miguel Vacas mine in Portugal. I noticed some hairlike crystals in a pocket with psedomalachite balls and some kind of iron oxide under the scope. The color of the acicular crystals is the same green as the libethenite. Some of the crystals are bent and would seem flexible to a degree. They remind me of acicular olivenite but they are the wrong color. AT most, the bundles of crystals are 1mm long. Any help?
Re: Unknown from Miquel Vacas mine
April 26, 2012 09:08AM
    
A mixite-group mineral? Or a pseudomorph?
Re: Unknown from Miquel Vacas mine
April 26, 2012 10:58AM
    
Brochantite?
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