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Sampleite & Atacamite

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Sampleite & Atacamite

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Description
Locality: 
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Sampleite radial crystals of deep blue, accompanied by atacamite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sampleite

Formula: 
NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DG.05
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Atacamite

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

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