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Spertiniite

Oxide mineral

Spertiniite is a rare copper hydroxide mineral. Chemically it is copper(II) hydroxide with formula Cu(OH)2. It occurs as blue to blue green tabular orthorhombic crystal aggregates in a secondary alkaline environment altering chalcosite. Associated minerals include chalcocite, atacamite , native copper and vesuvianite

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue
Green

Density ( specific gravity )

1.72

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic