Atacamite Crystals on Matrix – La Farola Mine, Chile


Atacamite on Matrix with Orthorhombic Crystal Structure


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Sparkling Green Atacamite crystals on Matrix

Weight: 5.0g

Size: 19x26x12mm

Formula: Cu2Cl(OH)3

Locality: La Farola mine РCerro Pintado, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile

Atacamite is a rare mineral that is primarily composed of copper chloride hydroxide (CuCl2·3Cu(OH)2). It was first discovered in the Atacama Desert in Chile, from which it derived its name. Atacamite typically forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zone of copper deposits. It has a vibrant green color and occurs in various crystal habits, including prismatic, acicular, and botryoidal formations. Atacamite is valued by mineral collectors for its beautiful color and unique crystal structures. It is also sometimes used in jewelry and as a source of copper in small-scale mining operations