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where is chrystocolla and shattuckilo found geographically?

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asked Jun 1, 2015 by arleneschetler (120 points)

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For chrysocolla, Copper oxidation zones, in the US that means the Copper mines in Michigan and elsewhere (Ariz.), copper oxidation zones  in Africa and South America have produced it.  By the way, there is no  "t" In chrysocolla. These minerals, both of them, are found in copper oxidation zones.
answered Jun 2, 2015 by weasel
Although much copper comes from Michigan, the oxidation zones that produce chrysocolla and shattuckite are limited (I don't know of any shattuckite from Michican). Its Arizona that is the greatest producer in the USA, with the Copper belt in Shaba in the Congo and the Namibian copper mines of Africa. Many other localities produce this as well.

For additional locality info on these minerals, see:
http://www.minerals.net/mineral/chrysocolla.aspx
http://www.minerals.net/mineral/shattuckite.aspx

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