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Atacamite & Plancheite

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Atacamite & Plancheite

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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: 
8 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm
Description

Perfect atacamite crystals accompanied by various minerals such as plancheite and botallackite. botallackite crystals are arranged on fine radial plancheite crystals, and these in turn on atacamite crystals. An extremely rare combination of this mine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Atacamite

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

Plancheite

Formula: 
Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
9.DB.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Sanda carriere (Sanda quarry; Sanda Mine), Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

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