Quenstedtite

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Quenstedtite
General
Category sulfate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Fe2(SO4)3·11H2O
Strunz classification 7.CB.65
Crystal system Triclinic
Crystal class Pinacoidal (1)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group P1
Unit cell a = 6.184 Å, b = 23.6 Å
c = 6.539 Å; α = 94.18°
β = 101.73°, γ = 96.27°; Z = 2
Identification
Color white to very pale violet to red-violet
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Quenstedtite is an uncommon iron sulfate mineral with chemical formula Fe2(SO4)3·11H2O. It forms violet or white triclinic crystals. Found in oxidized zones of pyrite-rich orebodies, especially in arid climates. It was first reported in 1888 for an occurrence in Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile and named by G. Linck in 1889 for the German mineralogist F. A. von Quenstedt (1809–1889).[1][2]

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