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Parabutlerite & Copiapite

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Parabutlerite & Copiapite

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Description
Locality: 
Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1.8 × 1 cm
Description

Orange parabutlerite crystals on yellow copiapite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Parabutlerite

Formula: 
Fe3+(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.DC.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Alcaparrosa Mine, Cerritos Bayos, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Copiapite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2·20H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.35
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
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