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Tamarugite

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Description
Locality: 
Cerros Pintados, Pampa del Tamarugal, Tamarugal Province, Tarapac√° Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 1.7 cm
Description

This type locality specimen is made up almost entirely of thousands of glittering tabular micro-crystals of tamarugite. The close-up photo is an image of some of the crystals that fell from the specimen during preparation. The ID of the specimen has been confirmed by EDS. A copy of the results is available on request.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tamarugite

Formula: 
NaAl(SO4)2·6H2O
Strunz: 
7.CC.10
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Cerros Pintados ("Cerro Pintados"), Pampa del Tamarugal, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapac√° Region, Chile...

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