Crystallized Blue Carbonate of Copper Enlarge
March 1. 1807. Publish’d by Ja.s Sowerby. London.
British Mineralogy
CCIII
Cuprum carbonatum

Crystallized Blue Carbonate of Copper

  • Class 3. Metals.
  • Order 1. Homogeneous.
  • Gen. 10. Cuprum.
  • Spec. 5. Carbonatum.
  • Div. 1. Crystallized.
  • Syn.
    • Cuivre oxidé bleu. De Born, 2. 329.
    • Azure de Cuivre. De Lisle, 3. 341.
    • Kupfer lazur. Emmerl. 2. 246.
    • Blue Calciform Copper Core. Kirw. 2. 129.
    • Cuivre carbonaté bleu. Haüy, 3. 562.

Blue Carbonate of Copper has rarely been seen crystallized, especially in the present forms, and has not, I believe, been before mentioned as a native of any part of Great Britain. The present rare specimen is preserved in the cabinet of G. Laing, Esq., and comes from Wanlockhead mine. I have some beautiful specimens from Cornwall, undoubtedly of this kind, but could not be certain of their formation until compared with these.

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