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Canutite & Magnesiokoritnigite

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CR904936

Canutite & Magnesiokoritnigite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Torrecillas Mine, Salar Grande, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3 × 2.3 cm
Description

This is a very rich and good specimen of gemmy brown Canutite crystals with pale pink to white Magnesiokoritnigite crystals on matrix.

Beautiful specimen of two very rare minerals from the type locality.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Magnesiokoritnigite

Formula: 
Mg(AsO3OH)·H2O
Hardness: 
3.0 - 0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Canutite

Formula: 
NaMn3[AsO4][AsO3(OH)]2
Strunz: 
8.00.
Hardness: 
2.5 - 0.0
Streak: 
Pale tan
Type Locality: 
Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile