Quenstedtite

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Quenstedtite

Description

Tabular to prismatic lavendar 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.

Other Properties

Triclinic crystal system. Cleavage is perfect in one direction

Composition Fe2(SO4)3.10H2O
Mohs Hardness 2.5
Density 2.147

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