Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mineral consisting of the hydrated oxychlorid of copper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) An oxychloride of copper, usually in emerald-green prismatic crystals.

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  • noun mineralogy A green copper(II) chloride hydroxide mineral, polymorphous with botallackite.

Etymologies

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Atacama +‎ -ite

Examples

  • Mountains, Hungary; Atacama in Chile, with atacamite, which closely resembles brochantite in general appearance; the Tintic district in Utah.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Of the metalliferous minerals containing chlorine, kerargyrite, or horn silver (AgCl), and atacamite, an oxychloride of copper (CuCl_ {2}. 3Cu (HO) _ {2}.) are the most important.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

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  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

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  • Near surface atacamite, chalcocite and malachite staining is evident in rock exposures.

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  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

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  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • In both deposits, copper oxides, mainly atacamite and chrysocolla, are found from the surface down to depths of 200-300 meters, mixed with an increasing proportion of sulfides starting at shallow depth.

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