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Ammineite & Atacamite On Halite

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Ammineite & Atacamite On Halite

ex collection Udo Hörig
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Pabellon de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2 × 1.2 cm
Description

Very rare green-blue ammineite (only three localities known worldwide) from the type locality. On colorless halite. The plain green species is most probably atacamite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ammineite

Formula: 
[CuCl2(NH3)2]
Strunz: 
3.C0.
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Atacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Atacama Region, Chile

Halite

Formula: 
NaCl
Strunz: 
3.AA.20
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White

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