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White, greenish white; colourless in transmitted light.
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.

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Physical Properties of LeucochalciteHide

White, greenish white; colourless in transmitted light.

Other Language Names for LeucochalciteHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Malachite2 photos of Leucochalcite associated with Malachite on
Perroudite1 photo of Leucochalcite associated with Perroudite on
Conichalcite1 photo of Leucochalcite associated with Conichalcite on

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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 LeucochalciteHide

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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 LeucochalciteHide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • 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
      • Carn Brea
        • Pool
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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