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Murdochite is a mineral combining lead and copper oxides with formula PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x(x ≤ 0.5).[1]

It was first discovered in 1953 in the Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine in Pinal County, Arizona. It was named for Joseph Murdoch (1890–1973), American mineralogist.[2]


1. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/murdochite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
2. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-2812.html Mindat.org

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