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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2022 14:52    Post subject: A new mineral species: pendevilleite  

Hello,
I am pleased to announce that a long-time friend, Jean-Marie Pendeville, has been honored by a theca team associated with the National Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg, who recognized a new species in the copper crescent Katangese:
La Pendevilleite.



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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2022 22:51    Post subject: Re: A new mineral species: pendevilleite  

Hello,
Without having received confirmation from the authors, I think that on this beautiful sample of kamatoite (yellow radial fibers), the small white balls are pendevilleite. (photo: Mindat Credit).



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 Mineral: Pendevilleite with Kamatoite
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Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2022 15:32    Post subject: Re: A new mineral species: pendevilleite  

Hello,
I was annoyed not to see a good photo of the pendevilleite-(Y) newborn from the IMA, when Jean-Marie was our friend.
His wife and children also wanted to see this famous mineral.
However, I am very close to the Belgian and Luxembourg mineralogy labs.
So I went to one of my collector friends, one of the founders of AGAB in 1967, Francis Coune, to borrow a pendevilleite and photograph it.
Francis is one of the world's top collectors of Congolese copper crescent minerals.
Here are my shots of the day.



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 Mineral: Pendevilleite-(Y)
 Locality:
Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
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02-Pendevilleite#1_R.jpg
 Mineral: Pendevilleite-(Y)
 Locality:
Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Description:
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03-Pendevilleite#5-01-A-5bis_R.jpg
 Mineral: Pendevilleite-(Y) etc
 Locality:
Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  701 Time(s)

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04-Pendevilleite#6-A-D-5_R.jpg
 Mineral: Pendevilleite-(Y)
 Locality:
Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Description:
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