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Chrysothallite & Belloite

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Chrysothallite & Belloite

IMA 2013-008
New Mineral type

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Description
Locality: 
Glavnaya Tenoritovaya Fumarole, Second Scoria Cone, Great Fissure, Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.9 × 0.6 cm
Description

Chrysothallite is a very rare new species from Kamchatka. This is a potassium-copper-thallium-hydroxy-chloride mineral, forms tiny yellow crystals in association with tiny, yellow-green belloite crystals and green avdoninite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chrysothallite

Formula: 
K6Cu6Tl3+Cl17(OH)4·H2O
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Pyatno fumarole (Spot), Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia...

Belloite

Formula: 
Cu(OH)Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10b
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
La Vendida Mine (Rio Tinto Mine), Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Loranth Minerals

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