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Amarillite & Amarantite

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Amarillite & Amarantite

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Description
Locality: 
Cerros Pintados, Pampa del Tamarugal, Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.3 × 0.9 × 0.6 cm
Description

Amarillite and amarantite on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amarillite

Formula: 
NaFe(SO4)2·6H2O
Strunz: 
7.CC.75
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Amarantite

Formula: 
Fe3+2(SO4)2O·7H2O
Strunz: 
7.DB.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile