olivenite definition

  • noun:
    • A mineral, Cu2(AsO4)(OH), a simple arsenate of copper, this is certainly brown, olive green, or grey in shade and found in copper deposits.
    • An orthorhombic copper arsenate mineral with the chemical formula Cu2AsO4OH.
    • An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper (Cu2(AsO4)(OH)); olive ore.
    • An arseniate of copper, generally of an olive-green shade, occurring in prismatic crystals, also in reniform, granular, and fibrous crusts.
    • rare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is present in copper deposits

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