Veszelyite

minerals

vauquelinite

libethenite

aurichalcite

Formula: (Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)(OH)3.2H2O
Hydrated phosphate containing hydroxyl
Specific gravity: 3.4
Hardness: 3½ to 4
Streak: Green to white
Colour: Green, blue, greenish blue, dark blue; greenish blue in transmitted light
Solubility: Soluble in acids
Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

Veszelyite is a rare secondary mineral occurring in the oxidised zones of base metal deposits, associated with aurichalcite, brochantite, hemimorphite, kipushite, libethenite, malachite and pseudomalachite (Mindat).

Localities

At the Kipushi mine, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo, veszelyite is associated with pseudomalachite, malachite, hemimorphite, pyromorphite, kipushite, vauquelinite, libethenite, quartz and iron oxides (HOM).

The type locality is Ocna de Fier, Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District, Banat Mountains, Caraş-Severin, Romania.

At Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, veszelyite is associated with hemimorphite, malachite, aurichalcite and brochantite (HOM).

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