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DescriptionOlivenite, Cu2AsO4(OH) (copper arsenate hydroxide), is a rare secondary copper mineral that is noted for its deep olive-green color, hence the name. It is found in deeply weathered, highly concentrated copper sulfide ore bodies. Olivenite is isostructural with the minerals libethenite, Cu2PO4(OH) and adamite, Zn2AsO4(OH). This means that they share the same symmetry and crystal shapes. Olivenite's olive-green color and bright luster make it a popular mineral specimen.
LocationUSA ▹ Utah. Near Tintic.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-10-05.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1042.
Key wordsOlivenite, Utah
Tech details723 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1609