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Paracoquimbite
(Fe3+)2(SO4)3 · 9 H2O

     For the last update of 2006 (29 Dec '06), we now include paracoquimbite, a new sulfate for mont Saint-Hilaire. More information to follow.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually light violet.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is hexagonal; R3.
Crystal Habits include (??).
Cleavage: [0112] and [1014] are indistinct.
Fracture is (??).
Hardness is 2½.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2,11 g/cm3.
Streak is (??).
Associated Minerals include (??).
Distinguishing Features: Soluble in water.
Origin: Named in 1935 from the Greek para and coquimbite.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 29.8.4.1

Strunz Classification
# VI/C.08-50

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:619 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
--

AP
--

MX
--

SS
--

MC
--

HF
--

BR
--

SX
--

FR
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