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Campigliaite

Copper oxysalt mineral

Campigliaite is a copper sulfate mineral It has a chemical formula and also a crystal structure similar to niedermayrite , with Cd(II) cation replacing by Mn(II). The formation of campigliaite is related to the oxidation of sulfide minerals solutions with ilvaite. Campigliaite is a rare secondary mineral formed when metallic sulfide skarn While there are several related associations, there is no abundant source for this mineral due to its rare process of formation. Based on its crystallographic data and chemical formula, campigliaite is placed in the devillite analogue of devillite. Campigliaite belongs to the copper oxysalt minerals as well followed by the subgroup M=M-T sheets. The infinite sheet structures that campigliaite has are characterized by strongly bonded polyhedral sheets, which are linked in the third dimension by weaker hydrogen bonds

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Blue

Density ( specific gravity )

1.589
1.645
1.659

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic