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Moolooite

Oxalate mineral

Moolooite is a rare blue-green mineral with the formula Cu++(C2O4)·n(H2O) (n<1) (copper hydrate). It was discovered by Richard M Clarke and Ian R Williams in Bunbury Well, Mooloo Downs station, Murchison in 1986. It has an orthorhombic crystalline structure, and is formed by the interaction of bird. It is used in plastics to color them blueish-green.

A second occurrence is reported from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines silver mining district of Vosges Mountains

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic