Minerals identify

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Atacamite

Halide mineral

Atacamite is a copper : a copper with formula Cu2Cl(OH)3. It was first described for deposits in the Atacama Desert The Atacama Desert is also the namesake of the mineral.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

The streak

Green

Density ( specific gravity )

1.831
1.861
1.88

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic