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Brochantite is a sulfate mineral, one of a number of cupric sulfates. Its chemical formula is CuSO4ยท3Cu(OH)2. Formed in arid climates or in rapidly oxidizing copper sulfide deposits, it is named for its discoverer, the French geologist and mineralogist, A. J. M. Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840).

The mineral is found in a number of locations around the world, notably the southwestern United States (especially Arizona), Serifos in Greece and Chile.


1. ^ http://webmineral.com/data/Brochantite.shtml Webmineral
2. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/brochantite.pdf Mineral Handbook
3. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-779.html Mindat

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