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Christian Auer February 13, 2017 11:26AM
Some years ago I got the info that all bottalackite from the Herzog Julius smelter are the new species kapellastite.
Unfortunately I can`t remember from where I got this info but it must have been from another Austrian collector.

We have plenty of botallackite pics here https://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?loc=6026&min=732.
Can someone confirm my info?
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Reiner Mielke February 13, 2017 11:52AM
Seems to me that EDS should be able to distinguish the two and that all samples should be analyzed before naming it as they look the same.
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Christian Auer February 13, 2017 11:57AM
I know Reiner - but whats with the 14 botallackite that we have here already?
Someone has done ID`s otherwise I wouldn`t have gotten the info but I can`t remember who it was.
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Christian Auer February 13, 2017 02:30PM
Seems others got the info too!
https://www.mindat.org/photo-83848.html Stephan describes it and Elmar https://www.mindat.org/photo-77994.html .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2017 07:00AM by Christian Auer.
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Uwe Kolitsch February 13, 2017 03:14PM
"Unfortunately I can`t remember from where I got this info but it must have been from another Austrian collector."

Original info is in the type description of kapellasite.
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Christian Auer February 14, 2017 07:14AM
So what shall we do with the botallackite pics here?
On mineralienatlas.de the bottalackite has a ?
Richard Bayerl confirmed my own experience too (on FB) that this smelter has Zn-dominant material.
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Antonio Borrelli February 14, 2017 10:26AM
One of the botallackite pics is mine.
I still have the specimen in my collection but for the moment I'm not having it tested.
If you want feel free to delete it from the galleries.
BTW Raman could distinguish the two species?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2017 10:27AM by Antonio Borrelli.
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Christian Auer February 17, 2017 02:09PM
I have analysed today several micros of that smelter. Two of them were kapellasite - and yes they are kapellasite!

Cu 27 Cl 18 Zn 14 atom%
Cu 26 Cl 21 Zn 12

As Richard told me already its a Zn dominant smelter! Many vugs are filled with hemimorphite + kapellasite.
So what shall we do with the botallackite pics?

By the way I`ll add several pics of species I analysed today the next week.
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