Philipsburgite

minerals

arthurite

arsenic

veszelyite

Formula: (Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6.H2O
Hydrated arsenate phosphate containing hydroxyl, an arsenic-bearing mineral
Specific gravity: 4.07
Hardness: 3 to 4
Streak: Pale green
Colour: Bright emerald green
Common impurities: Zn,P
Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

Localities

Philipsburgite has been found at Potts gill mine, Cumbria, England, associated with cornwallite, bayldonite, mimetite and malachite (HOM).

Philipsburgite occurs sparingly in a secondary assemblage of unusual copper-lead-zinc arsenates and phosphates at the type locality, Black Pine mine, Montana, USA (AM 71.1279), associated with bayldonite, chrysocolla, mimetite, quartz, arthurite, duftite, tsumebite and veszelyite (Dana, HOM).

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