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  1. antarcticite(Noun)

    A trigonal-trapezohedral colorless mineral containing calcium, chlorine, hydrogen, and oxygen.


  1. Antarcticite

    Antarcticite is an uncommon calcium chloride hexahydrate mineral with formula: CaCl2·6H2O. It forms colorless acicular trigonal crystals. It is hygroscopic and has a low specific gravity of 1.715. As its name implies, it was first described in 1965 for an occurrence in Antarctica where it occurs as crystalline precipitate from a highly saline brine in the Don Juan Pond near Mt. Erebus, Victoria Land. It was also reported from brine in Bristol Dry Lake, California, and stratified brine within blue holes on North Andros Island in the Bahamas. It has also been noted within fluid inclusions within quartz in pegmatite bodies in the Bushveld complex of South Africa. It occurs in association with halite, gypsum and celestine in the California dry lake. A similar mineral, sinjarite the dihydrate of calcium chloride, crystallizes in the tetragonal system. Hydrophilite is a now discredited calcium chloride mineral that is considered to be either antarcticite or sinjarite.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antarcticite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antarcticite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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