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White, greenish ...
From the Greek λευκός for "white" and χαλκός for "copper," in allusion to the colour and composition, containing copper.
A variety of Olivenite

Fibrous white variety of Olivenite.

Classification of Leucochalcite

Physical Properties of Leucochalcite

White, greenish white;colourless in transmitted light.

Chemical Properties of Leucochalcite

Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Leucochalcite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Leucochalcite

Reference List:
Sandberger, Petersen (1881) Jb. Min.: I: 263.

Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 100.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 930.

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Localities for Leucochalcite

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Neuquén
    • Ñorquín department
      • Rahueco
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Rosebery district
        • Colebrook Hill
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Spessart
        • Schöllkrippen
          • Sommerkahl
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 930.
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
        • Carn Brea
          • Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine
Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
      • Mount's Bay District
        • St Hilary
  • Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Antelope District
L. G. Berry, Am. Min. vol.36 p. 484
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