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Bellingerite

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Locality: 
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

Specimen of the extremely rare mineral bellingerite, a copper iodate of composition Cu3(IO3)6·2H2O. . 

Iodates are extremely rare in Nature, since only 11 species are known (from more than 5500 known minerals).

Type and only one known locality worldwide !.

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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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