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Bellingerite

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Description
Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm
Description

Outstanding specimen of the extremely rare mineral bellingerite, a copper iodate of composition Cu3(IO3)6·2H2O. Bellingerite specimens in this quality are almost never seen in the mineral market. 

Iodates are extremely rare in Nature, since only 11 species are known (from more than 5000 known minerals).

Type and only one known locality worldwide !.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bellingerite

Formula: 
Cu3(IO3)6·2H2O
Strunz: 
4.KC.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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