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MD-229621
Khaidarkanite
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm
Mednaya Gorka, Khaidarkan (Chaidarkan) Sb-Hg deposit, Fergana Valley, Alai (Alay) Range, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
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Khaidarkanite is a very rare, recently named, copper hydroxyhalide and this rich, two-sided thumbnail is from the Type Locality - the Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit, Kyrgyzstan. Clusters of powder-blue khaidarkanite micro-needles richly cover both sides of this thumbnail. Khaidarkanite was named in 1999.