DJURLEITE Cu31S16 Monoclinic

Description: Djurleite is a black massive mineral most often found as a supergene mineral in copper deposits. It is easily mistaken for chalcocite, hence frequently overlooked.

Heyl et. al. (1970, 1978) notes it as occurring with chalcocite in the Upper Mississippi Valley zinc-lead district in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties, but give no locality information. A sample (NS.21977.003) in the U.W. Madison museum has a black coating on pyrite from Mineral Point that was determined to be djurleite (Klaus Westphal, 1990, personal communication).

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