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MD-177340
Reichenbachite, Kipushite
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm
Kipushi Mine (Prince Leopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
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The two, very well-placed vugs atop gossan matrix are covered with sparkly, botryoidal and matte, leaf-like reichenbachite after kipushite crystals. Reichenbachite is a copper phosphate and kipushite is a copper, zinc phosphate. This is old material from the 1960s or 70s.