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Dietzeite

Dietzeite

Formula
Ca2(IO3)2CrO4┬ĚH2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
golden yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 
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Dietzeite from Salar de Mirage, Marie Elena, Atacama, Chile

Dietzeite
            from Salar de Mirage, Marie Elena, Atacama, Chile
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Type Locality

Lemon yellow acicular or fibrous crystal groups to 1mm. Dietzeite is a rare iodate-chromate found in dry environments. It only occurs in Chile.

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