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Blödite (Blodite, Bloedite) - Sold

Blödite is a hydrated sodium magnesium sulfate. The mineral name honors German chemist Carl August Blöde (1773-1820) (Iohn, 1821). Blödite is water soluble, and forms by dehydration in a dry lake. Like many species forming in dry lake muds, blödite is typically seen in complete single crystals.

This is a large single crystal of blödite. Formerly in the collection of Robert Chambers, of Tucson, Arizona.