Olivenite, (with gartrellite)


Composition: Pb(CuFe3+Zn)(AsO4,SO4)2.(H2O,OH)2
Crystal System : Triclinic
Lustre : Chalky
Hardness : 4.5
Specific Gravity : 5.38-5.43
References: Gebhard (1999)


  • Supergene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

Prior to the description of gartrellite (from Broken Hill, Australia) in 1988, this mineral was referred to as "Mineral TK" at Tsumeb.