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I have the name for this mineral, but I can't read it. Can someone read what it says?

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Yesterday I went to a rock store and found this neat piece and bought it. I asked the worker what it is and he told me and wrote the name of it on the receipt but I can't remember what he said and his handwriting isn't the greatest so I can't really read what it says. It's new to the store so it's not on their inventory list they provide. Any help would be appreciated. I remember him saying it has something to do with copper.

asked Jun 21, 2016 by JohnBagel (1,040 points)

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Turquoise, chrysoprase and other likely copper minerals, but nothing close to the name given you. Maybe the host rock is what he wrote down
answered Jun 22, 2016 by Weasel (58,980 points)
Thank you. Do you have any possible suggestions as to what the host rock could be, based on what he wrote? I guess I could just try to email and ask again, I didn't want to ask a weird question like that to them. I'd just like to remember what he said. There's just a couple letters in that name I can't tell what it is.
UPDATE: I contacted the store I bought it from and emailed them the same picture. They said it is called Shattuckite (it's a tertiary copper mineral), in case you were interested in knowing.