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Natrochalcite

#DS43447

Natrochalcite

#DS43447
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
NaCu2(SO4)2(OH)·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Chuquicamata mine, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile
Tagged
copper

An excellent specimen of this rare copper mineral found in only three worlwide localities thus far. This is the type locality. The specimen contains numerous well-formed translucent crystals from 1-4mm as seen in the photos.

Type Locality

Natrochalcite

Formula
NaCu2(SO4)2(OH)·H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
emerald green 
Streak
greenish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Shultz Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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