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avatar Trippkeite
December 29, 2008 01:08AM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities?

Cu2+As23+O4 tetragonal
Atacama, Copiapo.
Click here to see a picture of Trippkeite.
No specific mine name is locality is known so the mineral was almost certainly from one of the many copper mines in the area. The best specimens show crystals blue green crystals to perhaps 3mm. The mineral has been know since the 1880s and there are very few of these specimens in existence. You will be lucky to ever see one. Bill Pinch had one in his collection that is now in the Royal Ontario Museum of Natural History.
[Rock Currier, 28 December 08]

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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 07/26/2010 11:47AM by Rock Currier.
Re: Trippkeite
December 29, 2008 09:33PM
Jpgs of trippkeite on www1.uni-hamburg.de. Maybe you can get permission to post.
avatar Re: Trippkeite
December 31, 2008 08:37AM
If you look at the article above on Trippkeite you will see the link I have placed there for the image on the hamburg web site. What is the protocol on using this link? Can I use them freely or do I need to ask permission from the website before I post the link here?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Trippkeite
April 01, 2009 09:22PM
Mr.Rock Currier

The correct link to Trippkeite german type-specimen details is [www.typmineral.uni-hamburg.de]


PS:You are interesting in Sayrite informations?
avatar Re: Trippkeite
April 02, 2009 01:57AM
Thanks, I think we have it fixed now.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.


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