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A green radioactive mineral that is a hydrous crystalline phosphate of uranium and copper.
[After Torbern Olof Bergman (1735-1784), Swedish chemist.]
(Minerals) a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper uranium phosphate in the form of square platelike crystals. Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2.12H2O
[C19: named after Torbern O. Bergman (1735–84), Swedish chemist; see -ite1]
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Tortosa said the geological picture is characterized by very long vein brecchia systems that are a couple of kilometres long with high-grade copper mineralization of predominately chalcolite
The copper mineralisation, mainly chalcolite
with minor amounts of bornite and chalcopyrite, occurs in a shale horizon which is underlain by sandstone and overlain by dolomite or limestone.
The sulphides occur mainly in altered quartz as bornite, chalcopyrite and minor chalcolite