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Xanthochroite

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Formula:
CdS
System:AmorphousColour:yellow
Lustre:Vitreous


Designation for X-ray amorphous CdS (Rogers, 1917).
The name originally applied to earthy material that X-rayed as greenockite (Dana 7, vol 1, p. 230).

Classification of Xanthochroite

IMA status:Not Approved
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Physical Properties of Xanthochroite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:yellow

Crystallography of Xanthochroite

Crystal System:Amorphous

Chemical Properties of Xanthochroite

Formula:
CdS
Essential elements:Cd, S
All elements listed in formula:Cd, S

Other Names for Xanthochroite

Synonyms:
Xanthochroitea
Other Languages:
German:Xanthochroit
Spanish:Xanthochroita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Xanthochroite

Reference List:

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Rogers, A. P. (1917): A review of the Amorphous minerals. Journal of Geology 25, 515-541. [first use of name]

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 230.

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  • Localities for Xanthochroite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Germany
     
    • Baden-W├╝rttemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, M├╝nchen, 336 pp. (in German)
    Tajikistan
     
    • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
      • Kuraminskii Range
    Enikeev, M. R. (1970): Find of hawleyite. Zapiski Uzbekistanskogo Otdeleniya Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, No. 23, 112-114.; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
    USA
     
    • California
      • Riverside Co.
        • Crestmore
          • Crestmore quarries
            • Sky Blue Hill
    AmMin 26:352-381
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