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    ATACAMITE
    Atacama Region
    Chile
    4.13 x 3.46 x 2.97 inches (10.5 x 8.8 x 7.56 cm)


    First described over 200 years ago for deposits in the Atacama Desert of Chile, the aptly named Atacamite is a comparatively rare mineral formed from primary Copper minerals in the oxidation or weathering zone of arid climates. The palette of various shades of green smattered amongst powder white is an example of this mineral with radiating micro-crystals featuring the characteristic slender, prismatic, fibrous habit. Atacamite has even been shown to be a component of the jaws of some species of Glycera bloodworms.


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    July, 2015
    9th-16th Thursday-Thursday
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