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Parabutlerite with Ferricopiapite

#63340

Parabutlerite with Ferricopiapite

#63340
Availability
Sold
Size
2.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Fe3+SO4(OH)·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Alcaparrosa mine, Cerritos Bayos, Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile

Orange globular Parabutlerite with yellow Ferricopiapite. Both minerals are iron sulfates. I don't see any crystals, only semi-rounded masses.

Parabutlerite

Formula
Fe3+SO4(OH)·2H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Striated 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
light brown orange, light orange, orange brown 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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