/at'euh kam"uyt, euh tak"euh muyt'/, n.
a mineral, hydrated chloride of copper, Cu2Cl(OH)3, occurring in a green, granular form: a minor ore of copper.
[1830-40; named after ATACAMA DESERT; see -ITE1]

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      green, brilliant halide mineral, basic copper chloride [Cu2(OH)3Cl]. It is a secondary mineral, formed by the oxidation of other copper minerals, particularly under arid conditions; it is widespread as brittle, transparent to translucent crystals in Atacama Province, Chile; in Boleo, Mex.; and in South Australia. For detailed physical properties, see halide mineral (table).

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