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Caracolite & Plumbojarosite

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Caracolite & Plumbojarosite

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Description
Locality: 
La Compania Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

a very rich specimen featuring one side well crystallised by exagonal, platy crystals of caracolite, in the other side several tiny brown pseudocubic crystals of plumbojarosite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Caracolite

Formula: 
Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
7.BD.20
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Beatriz Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Plumbojarosite

Formula: 
Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Strunz: 
7.BC.10
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Cooks Peak District (Cooke's Peak District), Luna Co., New Mexico, USA...
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