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Bisbeeite (a synonym of Chrysocolla)
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Chrysocolla

  
Bisbeeite is named after Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA where it was first described.

Discovered in 1915; IMA status: Not Valid - Discredited (a synonym of Chrysocolla)

 

Chemistry

 

 

Chemical Formula:

(Cu,Mg)SiO3 nH2O

 

Hydrated Copper Magnesium Silicate

 

 

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Bisbeeite is a synonym of Chrysocolla.
For more information please see the
Chrysocolla information page.
 

Synonyms:

Chrysocolla

Type Locality:

Shattuck Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise County, Arizona, USA

Year Discovered:

1915

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Bisbeeite was named after Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA where it was first described in 1915. It was originally found at the 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. For more information please see the Chrysocolla information page.
 

 


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