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Atacamite

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Atacamite

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Description
Locality: 
El Tesoro Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 4 × 2 cm
Description

A few years ago in the mine "El Tesoro", some samples of atacamite with selenite, with crystals up to 3-4 cm were found. This is a small representative sample of this place, which stands out for how well formed of its crystals.

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

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