was named after Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
where it was first described in 1915. It was originally found at
Shattuck Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.
Bisbeeite is a poorly defined, secondary copper mineral. It
was originally described by Schaller
in 1915 and reviewed by Laurent & Pierrot in 1962, who studied type
material and compared it with African occurrences. Their studies
confirmed Bisbeeite as a distinct species. However, Bisbeeite from the Grandview Mine, Arizona,
as reported by Rogers in 1922, was found to be Cyanotrichite (Gordon,
1923). Oosterwyck-Gastuche concluded in 1967 that the validity of
Bisbeeite was doubtful after examining material from another locality. Bisbeeite
was discredited in 1977 by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names
(CNMMN) of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA).
The name Bisbeeite has been relagated to being a synonym
or a variety of Chrysocolla.
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