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Corderoite

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Formula:
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
System:IsometricColour:Light orange-pink
Hardness:3
Name:From the type locality.
Dimorph of:Lavrentievite
This page provides mineralogical data about Corderoite.

Classification of Corderoite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.14-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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)
Dana 8th edition ID:10.3.3.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
3 : A3(O,OH)2Xq
Hey's CIM Ref.:6.5.1

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

Type Locality:McDermitt Mine (Cordero Mine; Old Cordero Mine), Opalite District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
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 (calculated):6.845 g/cm3

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:
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Hg2+3S2Cl2
Essential elements:Cl, Hg, S
All elements listed in formula:Cl, Hg, S

Relationship of Corderoite to other Species

Common Associates:
Cinnabar
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.FC.05Djerfisherite
K
 
6
(Fe,Cu,Ni)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Thalfenisite
Tl
 
6
(Fe,Ni,Cu)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Owensite
(Ba,Pb)
 
6
(Cu,Fe,Ni)
 
25
S
 
27
2.FC.10Bartonite
K
 
6
Fe
 
20
S
 
26
S
2.FC.10Chlorbartonite
K
 
6
Fe
 
24
S
 
26
(Cl,S)
2.FC.15aArzakite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl)
 
2
2.FC.15cGrechishchevite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl,I)
 
2
2.FC.15aLavrentievite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
2.FC.15dRadtkeite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20aCapgaronnite
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
2.FC.20cPerroudite
Hg
 
5
Ag
 
4
S
 
5
(I,Br)
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20bIltisite
HgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)
BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)
BiSCl
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
6.5.2Arzakite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl)
 
2
6.5.3Lavrentievite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
6.5.4Grechishchevite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl,I)
 
2
6.5.5Radtkeite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
ICl
6.5.6Capgaronnite
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
6.5.7Perroudite
Hg
 
5
Ag
 
4
S
 
5
(I,Br)
 
2
Cl
 
2
6.5.8Ardaite
Pb
 
19
Sb
 
13
S
 
35
Cl
 
7
6.5.9Dadsonite
Pb
 
23
Sb
 
25
S
 
60
Cl
6.5.10Radhakrishnaite
PbTe
 
3
(Cl,S)
 
2
6.5.11Djerfisherite
K
 
6
(Fe,Cu,Ni)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
6.5.12Thalfenisite
Tl
 
6
(Fe,Ni,Cu)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl

Other Names for Corderoite

Synonyms:
IMA1973-037
Other Languages:
German:Corderoit
Russian:Кордероит
Spanish:Corderoita

Other Information

Special Storage/
Display Requirements:
On exposure to light darkens to light gray and finally to black.
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 Corderoite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist: 59: 652-655.

Acta Crystallographica: B24: 156-157.

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  • Localities for Corderoite

    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.
    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
            • Oorash-Khem River Valley
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    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.
        • Belmont District
    Econ Geol (1989) 84:631-649
        • Paradise Peak District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • 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.
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