new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE


Specimen: #16227
Locality: Coronel Manuel Rodriguez mine, Mejillones peninsula, Mejillones, Antofagasta Province, Chile
Size: 43mm x 25mm x 21mm
Size description: Miniature
Shipping: USA 8.60, Canada 11.80, Worldwide 12.80, China by DHL 61.00 (USD)
Price: USD 220   ADD TO CART

Cool specimen of sea-blue Salammoniac crystals decorating 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 inclusion 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 crystal is sharp, doubly terminated and well shaped. It is covered by white coating. The contrast is very strong. In excellent condition.

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new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE

new find - SALAMMONIAC, LECONTITE