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Challacolloite, KPb2Cl5, is a rare halide mineral. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and occurs as white fumarolic. It occurs as intergrowths with cotunnite

It was first described from a finding at the Challacollo Mine, Iquique and thereafter identified in specimens from the 1855 Mount Vesuvius eruption and from the Kudryavyi and also from the Satsuma-Iwojima It was recognized as a valid mineral species by the IMA (International Mineralogical Association

Artificially grown KPb2Cl5 crystals are used for lasers