Tabular to prismatic lavender color crystals of hydrated Ferrous sulfate. Quenstedtite mineral was named for Friedrich A. Von Quenstedt, a German paleontologist and stratigrapher. The attached infrared spectrum is for a reference sample (Harvard 109520) obtained from Chuquicamata, Chile.
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Triclinic crystal system.
- Cleavage is perfect in one direction