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Corderoite

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Formula:
Hg32+S2Cl2
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Light orange-pink
Hardness:
3
Name:
From the type locality.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Corderoite.

Classification of Corderoite

Approved
2.FC.15a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
C : With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)
10.3.3.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
3 : A3(O,OH)2Xq
6.5.1

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
5 : Sulphohalides
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Type Occurrence of Corderoite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian
Year of Discovery:
1974
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In lake bed sediments

Physical Properties of Corderoite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Light orange-pink
Hardness (Mohs):
3
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN25=28 - 61 kg/mm2
Comment:
Vickers hardness on synthetic material
Density:
6.845 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Corderoite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.940(5) Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 714.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Rims and replacements of cinnabar, grains less than 2 microns.

Optical Data of Corderoite

Type:
Isotropic
Comments:
RI > 2.5

Chemical Properties of Corderoite

Formula:
Hg32+S2Cl2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Corderoite to other Species

Common Associates:
2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
2.FC.05ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl
2.FC.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26S
2.FC.10ChlorbartoniteK6Fe24S26(Cl,S)
2.FC.15aArzakiteHg32+S2(Br,Cl)2
2.FC.15cGrechishcheviteHg32+S2(Br,Cl,I)2
2.FC.15aLavrentieviteHg32+S2(Cl,Br)2
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg32+S2ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuiteHg32+S2Cl2
2.FC.20aCapgaronniteAgHgClS
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
2.FC.20bIltisiteHgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSCl
6.5.2ArzakiteHg32+S2(Br,Cl)2
6.5.3LavrentieviteHg32+S2(Cl,Br)2
6.5.4GrechishcheviteHg32+S2(Br,Cl,I)2
6.5.5RadtkeiteHg32+S2ICl
6.5.6CapgaronniteAgHgClS
6.5.7PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
6.5.8ArdaitePb19Sb13S35Cl7
6.5.9DadsonitePb23Sb25S60Cl
6.5.10RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
6.5.11DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
6.5.12ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl

Other Names for Corderoite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Special Storage/
Display Requirements:
On exposure to light darkens to light gray and finally to black.
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Corderoite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 59: 652-655.

Acta Crystallographica: B24: 156-157.

Internet Links for Corderoite

Localities for Corderoite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
        • Cap Garonne Mine
Cap Garonne mine museum;
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Palatinate
      • Wolfstein
        • Königsberg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Iran
 
  • West Azarbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
    • Takab (Takan Tepe)
Daliran, F. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 383-404.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
      • Fergana Valley
[Lapis 11:11-24]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Tuva Republic
      • Pii-Khem District
        • Uyuk Range
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pervukhina, N. V., & Romanenko, G. V. (1999). New Data On The Mercury Oxide-Chloride Mineral Poyarkovite: The Second Find, And Crystal. Structure Determination. Canadian Mineralogist 37:119-126; Pervukhina, N. V., Vasil’ev, V. I., Borisov, S. V., Magarill, S. A., & Naumov, D. Y. (2003). The crystal structure of a polymorph of Hg2+ 3S2Br1. 0Cl0. 5I0. 5. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(6), 1445-1453.
          • Oorash-Khem River Valley
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pervukhina, N. V., Vasil’ev, V. I., Borisov, S. V., Magarill, S. A., & Naumov, D. Y. (2003). The crystal structure of a polymorph of Hg2+ 3S2Br1. 0Cl0. 5I0. 5. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(6), 1445-1453.
Spain
 
  • Valencian Community
    • Castellón
      • Chóvar
        • El Hembrar
Joan Vinals & Miguel Calvo (2007) Corderoite, Kenhsuite and Perroudite, mercury sulphohalides from Chovar (Xovar), Castello, Spain. Mineral Up, June 2007.
Tritlla, J. and Cardellach, E. (1991).- “Primeros datos sobre mineralizaciones de cinabrio en los materiales del Buntsandstein del área de Xovar (Sierra de Espadán, Castellón)”. Sant Feliu de Guixols (Girona). XI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, pp. 95-96. Viñals, J. y Calvo, M. (2007): Corderoíta, Kenhsuíta, y Perroudita. Sulfohalogenuros de Mercurio de Chóvar, Castellón. Revista de Minerales. 3(3):46-49. Barcelona
USA
 
  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Mojave District
        • Mojave
          • Middle Butte
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Subdistrict
MinRec 26(5):449-469.
      • Lynn District
        • Elko
MinRecord 26:467
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Opalite District
[AmMin 84:194]
    • Nye Co.
      • Paradise Range
        • Paradise Peak District
          • Paradise Peak [summit]
            • Paradise Peak [town]
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Econ Geol (1989) 84:631-649
  • Oregon
    • Malheur Co.
McCormack, J.K. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35(8), 796-798.
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Terlingua District
Mineral News: 13(3): 1, 4, 5.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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