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Vendidaite

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Locality: 
La Vendida Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.6 × 2 cm
Description

specimen with some very nice aggregates of colourless crystals on matrix;

the vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, is a new recent mineral from La vendida copper mine

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Vendidaite

Formula: 
Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
Hardness: 
2.0 - 0.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
La Vendida Mine (Rio Tinto Mine), Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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