Chalcanthite is a water-soluble sulfate mineral that gets its name from the ancient Greek words χαλκός, meaning copper, and ἄνθος, meaning flower. Because it is highly soluble, it is often found in more arid regions. It is often associated with other minerals such as calcite, aragonite, chalcopyrite, and malachite. It has been used to dye other materials blue in the past but can cause dangerous levels of copper poisoning when consumed.
Chemical Formula: CuSO4·5H2O
Location: Planet Mine, Santa Maria Mining District, Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona.
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