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Chloroxiphite

Halide mineral

Chloroxiphite is a rare olive green to pistacio green lead copper halide mineral with formula: Pb3CuO2Cl2(OH)2.

It was first discovered in 1923 in the Mendip Hills , Somerset Like mendipite it is an oxychloride (galena. In addition to mendipite, it occurs with diaboleite , parkinsonite and hydrocerussite Its name comes from the Greek words (χλωρός) "green", describing its color, and (ζιφος) "blade" as its crystal form is long blade-like crystals that often show the growth pattern and time taken to form.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green

The streak

Yellow
Green

Density ( specific gravity )

2.16
2.24
2.25

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic