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TitleCopper (chrysocolla) ore from the Exotica Mine, Chile
DescriptionThe Exotica Mine, Chile, is known for colorful and (some) uncommon copper carbonates and silicates. This photo shows a gravel cemented by green-blue chrysocolla (CuSiO3·nH2O) – typical of some of the major ore zones. The Exotica Mine is at Mina Sur, south of Chile's Chuquicamata deposit. It is 9 cm across.
LocationChile. Near Chuguicamata. Exotica Mine.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordschrysocolla, copper, Exotica Mine, Chile
Tech details902 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number860