A blue mineral consisting of copper sulphide, typically occurring as a coating on other copper minerals.
- Generally associated minerals included other silver amalgams, covellite, and pyrite.
- Outstanding in the display is a dark blue covellite group as well as plates of quartz.
- Good crystals of covellite have not been reported from the District.
Mid 19th century: named after Nicolò Covelli (1790–1829), Italian chemist, + -ite1.
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