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Haydeeite with Atacamite

#50012

Haydeeite with Atacamite

#50012
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Haydee mine, Salar Grande, Iquique, Tarapac� Region, Chile
Tagged
copper

Haydeeite is a very rare copper-magnesium hydroxyhalide of the Atacamite group. It has been found only in Chile at three distinct localities, this deposit being the type locality. As you can see from the photos it is a very rich specimen with "Spangolite" blue crystals as singles and cluster.s It is associated with fibrous Atacamite.

Type Locality

Haydeeite

Formula
Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Acicular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish green 
Streak
bright greenish blue 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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