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Paratacamite & Anatacamite

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Paratacamite & Anatacamite

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Description
Locality: 
La Vendida Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.7 × 2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

Triangular wings crystals of anatacamite over large crystals of paratacamite, from a type locality of Sierra Gorda.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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

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