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Bismoclite

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Bismoclite

Classic locality
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.7 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm
Description

Bismoclite is a rare bismuth oxichloride (BiOCl) that occurs in this specimen as very small but perfect sharp brown crystals. La Fossa Crater is the locality where the most perfect crystals occur, however it is very rare there.

Mineral Data
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Bismoclite

Formula: 
(BiO)Cl
Strunz: 
3.DC.25
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Jakkalswater (Jackal's Water; Noumas I pegmatite; Blesberg mine), Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa...

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