chalcanthite


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chalcanthite

(kælˈkænθaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a blue secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper sulphate in triclinic crystalline form. Formula: CuSO4.5H2O
[C19: via German from Latin chalcanthum copper sulphate solution, from Greek khalkanthon, from khalkos copper + anthos flower; see -ite1]
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Noun1.chalcanthite - hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
copper sulfate, copper sulphate, cupric sulfate, cupric sulphate - a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide
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Together with her father the aritst visited the glowing chalcanthite in the old gallery of Rammelsberges, Goslar.
Small (1 mm) masses of pale blue, transparent chalcanthite are rare but have been found in the Reward mine.
Unlike most minerals, chalcanthite is quite soluble in water, a property that lends itself to experimentation.
Yellow and blue magnesiocopiapite and aluminocopiapite, white epsomite and wilcoxite, and blue chalcanthite coat the hematite walls.
55 kg/tonne of acid, due to the predominance of chalcanthite, a water-soluble copper sulphate mineral that dissolves quickly and adds acid to leaching systems.
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Is Hauy's "cuivre sulfate" then chalcanthite, brochantite or antlerite?