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  1. halotrichite(Noun)

    A monoclinic-sphenoidal mineral containing aluminum, hydrogen, iron, oxygen, and sulfur.

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  1. Halotrichite(noun)

    an iron alum occurring in silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color

  2. Origin: [Gr. "a`ls sea + qri`x, tricho`s, hair.]

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  1. Halotrichite

    Halotrichite, also known as feather alum, is a highly hydrated sulfate of aluminium and iron. Its chemical formula is FeAl2(SO4)4·22H2O. It forms fibrous monoclinic crystals. The crystals are water soluble. It is formed by the weathering and decomposition of pyrite commonly near or in volcanic vents. Occurrences include the Atacama Desert, Chile, Dresden, Saxony, Germany, San Juan County, Utah, and Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada. The name is from Latin: halotrichum for salt hair.


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