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TitleChamosite with pyrite
DescriptionChamosite is an iron aluminum silicate hydroxide mineral of the chlorite group. It is found in metamorphosed iron deposits. Chamosite's chemical formula is (Fe,Mg,Fe)5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH,O)8. It was named after its locality in Chamoson, Rhone Valley, Switzerland.
LocationGermany. Near Turingia.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-02-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1418.
Key wordschamosite, silicate, chlorite group, switzerland
Tech details575 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2328