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

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

Abstract

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.

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