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Lesukite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Maria Mine, Caleta Vítor District, Arica & Parinacota Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.6 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm
Description

Yellow microcrystals and masses of the very rare aluminium chloride-hydroxide mineral lesukite from the type and only one of the very few localities known worldwide.

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Lesukite

Formula: 
Al2Cl(OH)5·2H2O
Strunz: 
3.BD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia...

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