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Copiapite

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Copiapite

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Description
Locality: 
Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Mejillones, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 5 × 4 cm
Description

Sharp, lustrous, mica crystals of copiapite, accompanied by halotrichite.

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Copiapite

Formula: 
Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2·20H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.35
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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