Send to

Choose Destination
Science. 1965 Aug 27;149(3687):975-7.

Antarcticite: A New Mineral, Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate, Discovered in Antarctica.


A new mineral, calcium chloride hexahydrate, was discovered in the Don Juan Pond in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The optical properties, chemical analysis, and powder patterns obtained by x-ray diffraction agree with those of artificial calcium chloride hexahydrate. The name Antarcticite is proposed for the new mineral.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center