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
Veszelyite is a rare secondary mineral occurring in the oxidised zones
of base metal deposits, associated with aurichalcite,
malachite and pseudomalachite
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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