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Posted by Rock Currier  
Rock Currier December 29, 2008 01:08AM
Click here to view Best Minerals T and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

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?

TrippkeiteCu2+As23+O4 tetragonal
ChileAtacama, 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.

Click here to view Best Minerals T and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 07/26/2010 12:47PM by Rock Currier.
Jim Ferraiolo December 29, 2008 09:33PM
Jpgs of trippkeite on Maybe you can get permission to post.
Rock Currier 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.
Armand Dutroux April 01, 2009 10:22PM
Mr.Rock Currier

The correct link to Trippkeite german type-specimen details is


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

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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