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Bismoclite

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Bismoclite

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Description
Locality: 
Alacrán Mine, Pampa Larga, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm
Description

Beautiful rectangular white to beige bismoclite from the Alacrán Mine, Copiapó Province. 

Found while examining material from the mine in the electron microscope by G. Möhn & J. Desor. 

Mineral Data
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Bismoclite

Formula: 
(BiO)Cl
Strunz: 
3.DC.25
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
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