Anhydrous sulphate containing hydroxyl, linarite-chenite group
Specific gravity: 5.98
Streak: Pale blue
Colour: Sky blue
Chenite is a rare mineral occurrring occasionally in the oxidised portions of some lead-copper sulphide deposits, associated with
galena and chalcopyrite
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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