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Quenstedtite

Sulfate mineral

Quenstedtite is an uncommon iron mineral with chemical formula Fe2(SO4)3·11H2O. It forms violet or white triclinic zones of pyrite, especially in arid climates. It was first reported in 1888 for an occurrence in Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province , Atacama Region and named by G. Linck in 1889 for the German mineralogist F. A. von Quenstedt (1809–1889).

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
White
Violet

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic