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Anthony R. Kampf
Melanie Keuper
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Marklite

Verified February 2016   

Cu5(CO3)2(OH)6 · 6H2O

Marklite Professor Gregor Markl, University of Tübingen, Germany, discovered marklite in the dumps of the Friedrich-Christian mine in Baden-Würtenberg, Germany. Marklite has a very similar chemical composition to malachite and azurite, whose strong green and blue colors make them valuable to mineral collectors and jewelry makers. The new mineral’s name is a tribute to Markl’s significant scientific contributions to mineralogy. Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany, catalogue number 3586 T, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, USA, catalogue number 65630.

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Marklite. Photo copyright Gregor Markl.

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