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RARE08-2-48
Krohnkite
Toenail, 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Chuquicamata Mine, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile (TYPE LOCALITY)
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Krohnkite itself is a bizarre species, occurring in good crystals of size only at this classic, sadly under-appreciated locality. Specimens today are rare, in crystal form, although massive pieces are much more common. This piece is a strange krohnkite specimen with unique green-blue crystals in the center of this cluster, which I thought might be Lindgrenite at first. However, they are just krohnkite with some kind of unusual composition, as the crystal habit is right and the green hue grades into blue.