chenite

caledonite

linarite

leadhillite

Chenite

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Formula: CuPb4(SO4)2(OH)6
Anhydrous sulphate containing hydroxyl, linarite-chenite group
Specific gravity: 5.98
Hardness: 2½
Streak: Pale blue
Colour: Sky blue
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Chenite is a rare mineral occurrring occasionally in the oxidised portions of some lead-copper sulphide deposits, associated with caledonite, linarite, leadhillite, susannite, elyite, lanarkite, galena and chalcopyrite (HOM).

The type locality is the Susanna Mine, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK, where chenite was found with caledonite, linarite, leadhillite and susannite on oxidised galena and chalcopyrite (AM 72.222, Dana).

At the old Glengaber smelter at Wanlockhead, Scotland, UK, chenite has been found in cavities in slag (Dana).

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