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atacamite

[at-uh-kam-ahyt, uh-tak-uh-mahyt] /ˌæt əˈkæm aɪt, əˈtæk əˌmaɪt/
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a mineral, hydrated chloride of copper, Cu 2 Cl(OH) 3 , occurring in a green, granular form: a minor ore of copper.
Origin of atacamite
1830-1840
1830-40; named after Atacama Desert; see -ite1
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