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Mejillonesite

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Mejillonesite

IMA 2010-068
Type Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Cerro Mejillones, Mejillones Peninsula, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm
Description

An excellent example of the rare sodium-magnesium-phosphate mejillonesite from the Type Locality.
The specimen has a very good coverage of small colourless prismatic mejillonesite crystals on a granite matrix, associated with tiny blocky clinoptilolite crystals.
A great specimen from the discoverer's stock.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mejillonesite

Formula: 
HNaMg2(HPO4)(PO4)(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.D0.
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Cerro Mejillones, Mejillones peninsula, Mejillones, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Cartils Minerals

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