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Anatacamite & Paratacamite

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Anatacamite & Paratacamite

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Description
Locality: 
La Vendida Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 5 × 3 cm
Description

Outstanding group of anatacamite "wings" forming epitaxy on paratacamite. A fine group of typical orthorhombic paratacamite xls with "triangular wings" attached on them.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Anatacamite

Renamed To: 

Clinoatacamite

Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10b
Hardness: 
3.0
Formula: 
Cu2(OH)3Cl
Strunz: 
3.DA.10d
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
La Vendida Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Paratacamite

Formula: 
Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Generosa Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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