Beaverite-(Cu)


Composition: Pb(Fe3+,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH,H2O)
Pb(Fe3+,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH,H2O)
Crystal System : Trigonal
Colours: Canary-yellow
Lustre : Earthy
Hardness (H) : 3.5-4.5
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 4.36

Distribution

Very rare. First oxidation zone - at outcrop (Gebhard, 1999); Second oxidation zone "near the 1000m level" (Pinch and Wilson, 1977).

Occurrence

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

Paragenetic and General Notes

Readily confused with gartrellite.