new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE


Specimen: #16113
Locality: Coronel Manuel Rodriguez mine, Mejillones peninsula, Mejillones, Antofagasta Province, Chile
Size: 65mm x 41mm x 33mm
Size description: Small Cabinet
Shipping: USA 12.80, Canada 11.80, Worldwide 18.90, China by DHL 61.00 (USD)
Status: USD 300 RESERVED

Striking specimen of rich sea-blue Salammoniac crystals decorated by snow white Lecontite from a new superb find in the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez mine, Chile. The find was made in the end of 2017 in a locality just outside the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez mine. According to the current information the locality was collected out. The initial identification was made by the mineralogy department of the University of Atacama as Krohnkite for the blue minerals and Blodite for the white one. In a new, just reviled study held by Mineralanalytik the blue mineral was identified as Salammoniac with inclusions of copper ions. The Salammoniac is a rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride. The white was identified as Lecontite. The Salammoniac crystals are well shaped and translucent. They have marvelous rich sea-blue color and matt luster. The Lecontite crystals are well shaped and covered by white coating. The contrast is very strong. Displays attractively all over 360 degree. In superb condition.

Amazing!



new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE