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Epsomite

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Description
Locality: 
Matilla, Tarapacá Desert, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 6.4 × 2 cm
Description

Massive white to pale brownish epsomite aggregates on matrix from Matilla in the Tarapacá Desert in Chile. This piece is accompanied by an old, had-written German label, by A. Plagemann, who personally collected this piece on March 17, 1888 and wrote this label, a real piece of mineralogical history.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Epsomite

Formula: 
MgSO4·7H2O
Strunz: 
7.CB.40
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Epsom, Surrey, England, UK

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