Luetheite

luetheite

chenvixite

cornubite

zeunerite

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Formula: Cu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4.H2O
Hydrated arsenate containing hydroxyl, forms a series with chenevixite
Specific gravity: 4.28
Hardness: 3
Streak: White
Colour: Blue, pale green upon alteration
Environments:

Volcanic igneous environments

Luetheite is a rare mineral filling cavities in intensely altered volcanic rock (Webmin).

Localities

At the type locality, the Humboldt Mine area, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona, USA, luetheite occurs as as minute crystals in silicified rhyolite porphyry with chenevixite, cornubite and hematite (AM 62.1058, HOM).

At the Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope Mining District, Pershing county, Nevada, USA, luetheite occurs in the oxidised zone of a copper deposit, associated with pharmacosiderite, arthurite, scorodite, chenevixite and zeunerite (HOM).

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