atacamite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Atacama +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

atacamite (countable and uncountable, plural atacamites)

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Atacamite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • atacamite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016