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Phillipite

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Formula:
Cu3Fe3+2(SO4)6 · 40H2O
Colour:
Azure-blue
Lustre:
Vitreous
A variety of Chalcanthite

Probably an impure Fe-bearing chalcanthite.


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Physical Properties of PhillipiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Azure-blue

Chemical Properties of PhillipiteHide

Formula:
Cu3Fe3+2(SO4)6 · 40H2O

Other Language Names for PhillipiteHide

German:Phillipit

Other InformationHide

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 PhillipiteHide

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Domeyko (1876) Min. Chili, 5th. Appendix: 38.
Domeyko (1879) Min. Chili, 3rd. edition: 248.
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.: 520.

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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.
Chile
 
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region
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: 520.
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Lagarina Valley
        • Mt. Baldo
          • Brentonico
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
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