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Changoite Kröhnkite & Caracolite

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Changoite Kröhnkite & Caracolite

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Description
Locality: 
Caracoles, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm
Description

Yellowish crystals of changoite associated to green krohnkite and hexagonal colorless caracolite in an aesthetic combination.

Type locality for caracolite and changoite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Changoite

Formula: 
Na2Zn(SO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
7.CC.50
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Colour: 
Colorless
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Kröhnkite

Formula: 
Na2Cu(SO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CC.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Caracolite

Formula: 
Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
7.BD.20
Hardness: 
4.5
Type Locality: 
Beatriz Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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