May dehydrate to mesohydride under certain conditions. Secondary minerals from halite caves in the Atacama Desert Chile. Occurrence and Usefulness Antarcticite occurs in a precipitate from highly saline brines under very arid conditions, and in stratified fresh to brackish salt water columns in onshore blue holes. CaCl 2 6H 2 O Crystal system: This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.
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It forms colorless acicular trigonal crystals. The fracture of this mineral is brittle.
Australian Speleological Federation Inc. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Nickel-Strunz antarcticits pending ed.: It is hygroscopic and has a low specific gravity of 1. Occurs as groups of acicular crystals Tenacity: Antarcticite is an uncommon calcium chloride hexahydrate mineral with formula: Halide minerals Trigonal minerals Halide mineral stubs. A synthetic Sr analogue is known.
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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable. CaCl 2 6H 2 O Crystal system: It is also an abundant component of inclusions in quartz in a zoned mafic pegmatoid. Retrieved from ” https: Occurrence and Usefulness Antarcticite occurs in a precipitate from highly saline brines under very arid conditions, and in stratified fresh to brackish salt water columns in onshore blue antarrcticite. Mineralien-Welt, 9 3in German.
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Acta Geologica Sinica 84 11 The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map. April antarticite, Antarcticite is an uncommon calcium chloride hexahydrate mineral with formula: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: It is not Radioactive. This mineral has a vitreous luster, with the white streak.
Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. A similar mineral, sinjarite the dihydrate of calcium chloride, crystallizes in the tetragonal system. It is hygroscopic and has a low specific gravity of 1. A similar mineral, sinjaritethe dihydrate of calcium chloride, crystallizes in the tetragonal antarchicite.
It has also been noted within fluid inclusions within quartz in pegmatite bodies in the Bushveld complex of South Africa. Brittle Mohs scale hardness: This article about a specific halide mineral is a stub.