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Marshite & Atacamite

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Marshite & Atacamite

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Description
Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 2.4 × 1 cm
Description

Colourless beige marshite accompanied by intense green atacamite. Very rich specimen of the rare mineral.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Marshite

Formula: 
CuI
Strunz: 
3.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

Atacamite

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