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Caracolite

#26573

Caracolite

#26573
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Na2(Pb2Na)(SO4)3Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
Challacollo mine, Iquique, Tarapaca Prov., Chile

Water clear prismatic crystals to 2mm.  The crystals are pseudo-hexagonal and are actually trillings much like aragonite. It is a member of the apatite super group. Crystals are hard to see in the photos but the coverage is good.

Caracolite

Formula
Na2(Pb2Na)(SO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, colorless, greenish gray, gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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