Mitscherlichite

mitscherlichite

ponomarevite

tolbachite

metavoltine

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Formula: K2CuCl4.2H2O
Halide complex
Specific gravity: 2.418
Hardness: 2½
Colour: Greenish blue, colourless in transmitted light
Solubility: Soluble in water
Environments

Fumeroles

Localities

At the type locality, Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy, mitscherlichite was found as minute crystals on a small stalactite of salts; it is a secondary product of the fumarolic activity, and occurs with sylvite, metavoltine and gypsum (AM 14.387-388, Mindat).

At the Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough, Great Fissure eruption Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia, mitscherlichite occurs as an alteration product of ponomarevite. Associated minerals include ponomarevite, tolbachite, dolerophanite, piypite, chalcocyanite, halite, sylvite and tenorite (HOM).

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