University of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum of the University of Hamburg
Mineral name
 
Christelite
Sample 10 mm
Hölzel-No.
 
7.DB.320
Type of specimen
 
HT
IMA-No. / Accepted
 
95-030 / 1995
Chemical formula
 
Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
Type locality
 
Chile, Antofagasta region, Sierra Gorda, San Francisco mine
Associated minerals
 
Gordaite, herbertsmithite, anglesite, hemimorphite, quartz
Collection
 
Mineralogisches Museum - Universit├Ąt Hamburg
Contact person
 
Prof. Dr. Jochen Schl├╝ter
Catalogue−No. / Site
 
MMHH MM146A / Tresor des Museums
Nature of 
type specimen

 
Mineral specimen
References

Christelite, Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O, a new mineral from the San Francisco Mine, Antofagasta, Chile.
J. Schlüter, K.-H. Klaska, G. Adiwidjaja, G.Gebhard (1996)
N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 4, 188-192.

The crystal structure of christelite, Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O.
G. Adiwidjaja, K. Friese, K.-H. Klaska, J. Schlüter (1996)
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Vol. 211, 518-521
Notes / Further information

Discovered by Christel Gebhard-Giesen, Waldbröl, Germany, on a paratacamite (now herbertsmithite) mineral specimen, bought during the Tucson mineral fair in 1995 from the dealer T. Szenics, USA.
Last update 27. April 2022 by A. Matthies Imprint (german)