Chalcanthite


Composition: Cu2+SO4.5H2O
Crystal System : Triclinic
Lustre : Vitreous, resinous
Hardness : 2.5
Specific Gravity : 2.286
References: Gebhard (1999)

Occurrence

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

Notable Finds

As beautiful crystal and crystalline masses in the upper levels of the mine (Pinch and Wilson, 1977). In the second oxidation zone, on 35 Level, with anhydrite, lammerite, leightonite and thometzekite (Gebhard, 1999).