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Triazolite

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Triazolite (IMA 2017-25) is chemically and structurally related to chanabayaite, for which it is a precursor phase.

Triazolite is the second naturally occuring (mineral) triazolate to be discovered so named for its chemistry: a triazolate is any complex of a metal and a triazole.

Ref. Chukanov, N.V., et Al.(2017) triazolite, IMA 2017-025. CNMNC Newsletter No. 38, August 2017, page 1035; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1033–1038.

Type Locality
Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Mineral Data
NaCu2(N3C2H2)2(NH3)2Cl3·4H2O
Physical Properties
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Synonyms
Synonyms: 
IMA2017-025
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