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- Mineralogy and geology*
Mineralogy and Geology of volborthite
Mineral formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Mineral group: member of the Volborthite group
Crystal system: monoclinic
Crystal habit: Pseudohexagonal. Scaly, fibrous or spongy crusts and rosette-like aggregates; also reticulated. Scales may have a triangular or hexagonal outline.
Cleavage: Perfect in one direction
Color: olive- to yellow green, green,
Luster: vitreous, waxy, greasy, pearly
Moh’s scale hardness: 3 ½
Specific gravity: 3.5 – 3.8
Named after: Alexander Fedorovich Volborth (1800, Mogilev, Russian Empire - 1876, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire), paleontologist, who first noted the mineral. At least ten fossil species are also named after him.
Type locality: the Sofronovskii Cu Mine, Yugovskii Zavod (Kalinino), Kungursky District, Perm Krai, Russia
Geological occurrence: A secondary mineral found in the oxidized zones of vanadium-bearing hydrothermal deposits.
* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org
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