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Szenicsite

Type locality-Rare Mineral-Classic locality

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Description
Locality: 
Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm
Description

Dark green platy crystals of the rare copper molybdate szenicsite known only from 3 localities worldwide. Some of the crystals are transparent (first photo) which is very rare for the species !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Szenicsite

Formula: 
Cu3(MoO4)(OH)4
Strunz: 
7.GB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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