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Libethenite

ID: CC18752
A copper and iron stained matrix of milky-white vein Quartz richly coated on its top surface with excellent sub-mm deep green crystals of the copper phosphate Libethenite.  Under low magnification the crystals can be seen to be perfectly formed and their highly lustrous faces cause the specimen to glitter.  From its Type Locality at Ľubietová (Libethen) in Slovakia.
Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This label measures 7.1 x 7.0 cm and has been trimmed, so losing some of the printed and hand-written text.  It is understood these labels were trimmed by curators at the Museum of Natural History of the Humboldt University in Berlin, to fit within their specimen boxes, after being bequeathed by Carl Rumpff’s widow in late 1889.  A Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889, is attached to the specimen.  Also accompanying this specimen is a superb 9.0 x 7.3 cm foxed paper sheet with a copper-plate hand-written analytical description of the specimen.
 

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Dimensions
8.1 × 6.1 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Lubietova (Libethen), Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe

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Libethenite

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