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Botallackite from
Sounion Mine No. 19 ("Chloridstollen"), Sounion Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece

Locality type:Mine
Comments:See kapellasite.

Initially all crystals of similar chemical composition from this mine were labeled as botallackite, but later it was discovered that they were actually a new mineral: kapellasite. Since its discovery all analyses showed that the crystals considered to be botallackite were actually kapellasite.

However on a specimen discovered by Mr. Heinz Fabritz some crystals resembling well crystallized kapellasite were analyzed and found to be true botallackite with a distinguishing Zn:Cu ratio of 1:9, which is nowhere near that necessary to for kapellasite (1:3).
Confirmation Methods:XRD
References:J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2002): Neufunde von Laurion aus den Jahren 2001 und 2002. Aufschluss 53 (5-6), 363-371.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Atacamite1 photo of Botallackite associated with Atacamite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Botallackite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sounion Mine No. 19 ("Chloridstollen"), Sounion Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Nearest other occurrences of Botallackite
6.4km (4.0 miles) Esperanza Mine, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
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