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Chlorothionite

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Chlorothionite

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Description
Locality: 
Monte Somma, Vesuvius, Campania, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.7 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm
Description

Old drusy specimen of tabular white crystals with the internal cavities rich in apple green chlorothionite. Chlorothionite is an extremely rare mineral and this was found at the Vesuvius volcano, its type locality.

Ex Francis Hubert #11455.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chlorothionite

Formula: 
K2Cu(SO4)Cl2
Strunz: 
7.BC.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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