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Bluebellite and mojaveite, two new minerals from the central Mojave Desert, California, USA

Mills, S J; Kampf, Anthony R; Christy, Andrew; Housley, R M; Rossman, G R; Reynolds, R E; Marty, J

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Bluebellite, Cu<inf>6</inf>[I5+O<inf>3</inf>(OH)<inf>3</inf>](OH)<inf>7</inf>Cl and mojaveite, Cu<inf>6</inf>[Te6+O<inf>4</inf>(OH)<inf>2</inf>](OH)<inf>7</inf>Cl, are new secondary copper minerals from the Mojave Desert. The type locality for bluebellite is the D shaft, Blue Bell claims, near Baker, San Bernardino County, California, while cotype localities for mojaveite are the E pit at Blue Bell claims and also the Bird Nest drift, Otto Mountain, also near Baker. The two minerals are very...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69340
Source: Mineralogical Magazine
DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2014.078.5.15

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