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Covellite

Posted by David Von Bargen  
avatar Covellite
July 29, 2009 02:53PM
    
This article has been prepared for the Mindat Best Minerals project. The aim of this project is to present information on important localities and specimens for each mineral specie. As new finds are made and new knowledge is made available the individual articles will be revised to include this information. Readers are encouraged to contribute by posting a response in this thread. All revisions will be stored, thus ensuring traceability and availability of previously included information. A complete list of articles can be found in the list of finished Best Minerals articles. To cite this version: Von Bargen, D. (2009) Covellite. revision 1.0. Mindat Best Minerals Project, article "mesg-69-146872". Please be advised that the photos cannot be used without the consent of the copyright holder


Covellite

CuS

Hexagonal




Butte, Montana, USA 5 cm
Butte, Montana, USA 5 cm
Butte, Montana, USA 5 cm

Good crystals of covellite are rare. In most locations, covellite is a massive material. Crystals have been found at the Calabona mine, Italy, Summitville, Colorado and Butte, Montana.

Covellite is normally found in the sugergene enriched sulfide zone of copper deposits. It is rarely found as tiny crystals from volcanic fumaroles.

Covellite,
Italy,
Sardinia, Calabona Mine


Most covellite specimens were produced prior to the 1850's.

8 cm
6 cm
8 cm
6 cm
8 cm
6 cm



Covellite,
USA,
Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District


2.5 cm
2.5 cm
2.5 cm



Covellite,
USA,
Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District, Little Annie Mine


6 cm
1.6 cm
6 cm
1.6 cm
6 cm
1.6 cm



Covellite,
USA,
Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District, Galactic Open Pit


5 cm
7 cm
5 cm
7 cm
5 cm
7 cm



Covellite,
USA,
Montana, Silver Bow Co., Butte District, Leonard Mine


6 cm
6 cm
6 cm
6 cm
4 cm
6 cm
4 cm
6 cm
4 cm



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