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Name: Libethenite
Specimens in Collection:

#325: Libethenite
Bwana Mkubwa Mine, Ndola, Zambia
IMA Chemistry: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Chemistry Elements: The mineral Libethenite contains elements:
Copper (Cu)
Phosphorus (P)
Oxygen (O)
Hydrogen (H)
Country of Type Locality: Slovakia
Year First Published: 1823
IMA Status: Approved,Grandfathered
Status Notes: A previously known mineral that is given its name in this publication: Breithaupt A (1823) Euchroït. Diprismatischer Oliven-Malachit, in Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral-Systems. Arnoldischen Buchandlung (Dresden) 266-267
Structural Group Name: Andalusite
Fleischer's Group Name: olivenite
Crystal Systems: orthorhombic
Oldest Known Age: 2622 Million Years Ago
Mohs Hardness: 4.0
Specific Gravity: 3.8
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