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Demicheleite-(Cl)

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Demicheleite-(Cl)

Type and only locality known
Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm
Description

Exceptional sample of the extremely rare new mineral (IMA 2008-020) demicheleite-(Cl) in well formed red microcrystals. The mineral is found only in this locality worldwide and it has an unusual chemistry, as it is a bismuth sulphide chloride (BiSCl).

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Demicheleite-(Cl)

Formula: 
BiSCl
Strunz: 
2.FC.25
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

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