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Paramelaconite

Oxide mineral

Paramelaconite is a rare, black-colored copper oxide mineral with formula Cu21+Cu22+O3 (or Cu4O3). It was discovered in the Copper Queen Mine , about 1890. It was described in 1892 and more fully in 1941. Its name is derived from the Greek word for "near" and the similar mineral melaconite, now known as tenorite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Purple
Black
Pink
Brown
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

The streak

Black

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Greasy
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal