perfect,  distinct,  distinct
|Mohs scale hardness||2½|
It occurs as rare vug fillings in nitrate ores in association with tarapacáite (K2CrO4), dietzeite and ulexite in the Chilean Atacama and is reported from the Bushveld igneous complex of South Africa. Lopezite was first described in 1937 for an occurrence in Iquique Province, Chile and named for Chilean mining engineer Emiliano López Saa (1871–1959).
- http://www.mindat.org/min-2433.html Mindat
- http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/lopezite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
- Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: "Dana's new mineralogy", p. 692. John Wiley & Sons, 1997
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