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Herbertsmithite

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Herbertsmithite

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Description
Locality: 
San Francisco Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

This very rare copper mineral is here present as beautiful sparkling crystals to about the milimeter. Is accompanied by many sheets of white gordaite.

Mineral Data
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Herbertsmithite

Formula: 
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Los Tres Presidentes Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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