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Amarantite & Epsomite

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Amarantite & Epsomite

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Description
Locality: 
Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm
Description

 Amarantite and epsomite on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Epsomite

Formula: 
MgSO4·7H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.40
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
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