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Halite from
Salar del Hombre Muerto, Antofagasta de la Sierra Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

Classification
Species:Halite
Formula:NaCl
Habit:Cubic
Colour:White transparent, White translucent, White opaque, Brownish.
Luminescent properties:Yes, White and yellowish-white.
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Special Storage/
Display Requirements:
Yes, specimens must be preserved from wet air, and storaged in closed boxes.
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Wet Chemical
Analysis Reference:473223/470756/473220/473226/473229/470757
References
References:R. N. Alonso (1999). Los salares de la Puna y sus recursos evaporíticos, Jujuy, Salta y Catamarca. En: Recursos Minerales de la República Argentina (Ed. E.O. Zappettini), Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales. SEGEMAR, Anales 35: 1907-1921.

Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry (1996-1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006). Visitas al área del Salar del Hombre Muerto, límite provincial Catamarca-Salta. Reporte personal.

Dirección Provincial de Geología y Minería de la Provincia de Catamarca (1970). Padrón de Minas.

Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry´s collection.


Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Halite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Salar del Hombre Muerto, Antofagasta de la Sierra Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
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Nearest other occurrences of Halite
11.7km (7.3 miles) Salar del Hombre Muerto, Los Andes department, Salta Province, Argentina
16.8km (10.4 miles) Tincalayu mine (Boroquimica Mine), Salar del Hombre Muerto, Los Andes department, Salta Province, Argentina
72.5km (45.0 miles) Salar de Antofalla, Antofalla, Antofagasta de la Sierra department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
 
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