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Salesite

#PD37866

Salesite

#PD37866
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu(IO3)(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Chuquicamata mine, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile
Tagged
copper

An excellent rich specimen loaded with tiny less than 0.75mm pyramidal crytsals on Quartz. Salesite is a very rare copper iodate found in copper porphyries but only two localities worldwide thus far - both Chilean.

Type Locality

Salesite

Formula
Cu(IO3)(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue green, dark green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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