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Ferrinatrite

Ferrinatrite

Formula
Na3Fe3+(SO4)3ยท3H2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Spherical, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, pale green, bluish green, purplish, colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
2.5 
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Ferrinatrite from Copiapo, Atacama, Chile

Ferrinatrite
            from Copiapo, Atacama, Chile

Golden yellow plates comprising of the entire mass.

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FERRINATRITE from La Compania mine, Sierra Gordo dist., Antofagasta, Chile

FERRINATRITE
            from La Compania mine, Sierra Gordo dist., Antofagasta, Chile
Special Info
Type Locality

Exceptional tiny hexagonal prismatic crystals to 1mm. Small specimen! Type locality.

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