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Mineralpedia Details for Santarosaite

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Santarosaite

Santarosaite

The type locality of this mineral, the Santa Rosa mine in Chile, is its namesake as well as Santaosaite’s only locality of occurrence. It can be found at Santa Rosa mine “in the oxidation zone of a hydrothermal polymetallic vein deposit.” Santarosaite can be found in association with atacamite, malachite, wulfenite and anhydrite.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/santarosaite.pdf

Formula
CuB2O4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular 
Color
vivid blue 
Streak
pale blue 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Hardness
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Santarosaite from Santa Rosa mine, Iquique, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Santarosaite
            from Santa Rosa mine, Iquique, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Bright blue crust on matrix.

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