The name of aurichalcite was created by Theodor Boettger in 1839, referring to the mineral’s copper and zinc content and combining the greek oreichalkos (mountain copper) word. Earlier, in France in 1788 this copper zinc carbonate mineral was noticed. It may be confused with some of other minerals e.g. malachite, azurite, rosasite, smithsonite etc. It can be found as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zones of copper and zinc deposits, in soft spiky, lamellar, scaly, columnar, grainy appearance, in spherical, horny etc. shapes. Localities: Greece, Italy, France, Russia, USA, Mexico, Namibia etc.