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A mineral, Cu2(AsO4)(OH), a basic arsenate of copper, that is brown, olive green, or gray in color and found in copper deposits.

[German Olivenit : Olive, olive (from Latin olīva; see olive) + -it, n. suff. (from Latin -īta; see -ite1).]
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(Minerals) a green to black rare secondary mineral consisting of hydrated basic copper arsenate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
[C19: from German Oliven(erz) olive (ore) + -ite1]
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Noun1.olivenite - rare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is found in copper deposits
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Associated minerals are: chalcocite, wulfenite, duftite, "[beta]-duftite" (calcian conichalcite), "cuproadamite" and olivenite.
Associated minerals are: pharmacosiderite, olivenite, conichalcite, jarosite, arseniosiderite, scorodite, malachite, azurite, chlorargyrite, mixite and lavendulan.
(4) Secondary arsenates including adamite, erythrite, karibibite, parasymplesite, pharmacosiderite, olivenite, schneiderhohnite, and villyaellenite from the Veta Negra mine near Los Loros.
Associated minerals are: cuprite, copper, silver, algodonite, domeykite, malachite, connellite, olivenite, theoparacelsite and gerhardtite.
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: olivenite, conichalcite, clinotyrolite, cornubite, kolfanite, pharmacosiderite, gerhardtite, atacamite, gilmarite, wallkilldellite-(Fe), cuprite, domeykite, algodonite and native copper.