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Chalcophanite from
Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Formula:ZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
Comments:There were 4 characteristics used in making the Chalcophanite identification. First is the tetragonal crystal habit, second is the elongated, columnar habit when you view any of the broken crystalized areas from the side, color is another, when seen as individual tiny, free standing crystals they are jet black and the last is the hardness, they are about 2.5 on the mohs scale. The other is that Mr Luetcke has collected a lot of Chalcophanite from Bisbee and has a number in his collection to compare. Concur in identification: Chet Lemanski.
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References:Rolf Luetcke
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Limonite3 photos of Chalcophanite associated with Limonite at this locality.
Rosasite2 photos of Chalcophanite associated with Rosasite at this locality.
Calcite1 photo of Chalcophanite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Quartz1 photo of Chalcophanite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chalcophanite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
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