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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
Crystallography of Xanthochroite
Chemical Properties of Xanthochroite
|Essential elements:||Cd, S|
|All elements listed in formula:||Cd, S|
Other Names for Xanthochroite
|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
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
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Locality Updated: Norwegian Pearl Quarry, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, NorwayFrom Knut Edvard Larsen, 11th Dec 2013 18:03:32