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Duftite on Calcite - Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia (Type Locality) (#:MINS8764)

Rhombic calcite crystals to 1,4 cm with bright-green crystals of Duftite coating on the surface.Showy. With original labels.

Formula :
PbCu^2+[OH/AsO4]

System: orthorhombic Hardness:3 Rarity:not common
Strunz id:VII/B.26-80 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES and VANADATES
Name origin: Named by Otto Pufahl in 1920 for Gustav Bernhard Duft [b. 1859 Clausthal, Germany - 1924?], second General Manager of the Tsumcor Mine (Tsumeb Mine), Namibia (~1906), but Duft was active in Namibia as early as 1892. Guillemin (1956) distinguished two kinds of duftite: "duftite-α" = duftite (space group Pnam) and (Ca-bearing) "duftite-β" = duftite (space group P212121).

Specimen weight:110 gr.
Crystal size:1 mm
Overall size: 83mm x 35 mm x 35 mm



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Duftite on Calcite - Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia (Type Locality)



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