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RM2442   Ammineite with atacmite and halite

Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile

Sky blue ammeneite occurring as minute crystals on and in halite with green atacamite. From the type locality. This is a fairly rare copper halide and is the first mineral known to contain ammonia radical cation (·NH3) groups.

Size: 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm.