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Sampleite

ex Dakota Matrix collection

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Description
Locality: 
Engaño Feliz Mine, Las Pintadas, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 3.1 × 2.5 cm
Description

a large and rich specimen, crystallized on both sides, featuring groups of electric blue sampleite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sampleite

Formula: 
NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl·5H2O
Strunz: 
8.DG.05
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile