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Gianellaite

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Formula:
(Hg
 
2
N)
 
2
SO
 
4
System:IsometricColour:Translucent straw-yellow
Hardness:3
This page provides mineralogical data about Gianellaite.

Classification of Gianellaite

IMA status:Approved 1972
Strunz 8th edition ID:3/D.06-60
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:3.DD.30

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
D : With Hg
Dana 8th edition ID:28.2.4.1

28 : ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
2 : A2XO4
Hey's CIM Ref.:25.5.18

25 : Sulphates
5 : Sulphates of Zn and Hg
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Type Occurrence of Gianellaite

Type Locality:Mariposa Mine (California Mountain Mine), Terlingua District, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
Year of Discovery:1972

Physical Properties of Gianellaite

Colour:Translucent straw-yellow
Hardness (Mohs):3

Crystallography of Gianellaite

Crystal System:Isometric
Cell Parameters:a = 9.52Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 862.80 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Gianellaite

Type:Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Gianellaite

Formula:
(Hg
 
2
N)
 
2
SO
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:(Hg2N)2SO4
Essential elements:Hg, N, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Hg, N, O, S

Relationship of Gianellaite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
3.DD.05Eglestonite
(Hg
2+
2
)
 
3
OCl
 
3
(OH)
3.DD.05Kadyrelite
(Hg
2+
2
)
 
3
OBr
 
3
(OH)
3.DD.10Poyarkovite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
1.5
ClO
3.DD.15Hanawaltite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
3
Hg
2+
 
(Cl,OH)
 
2
O
 
3
3.DD.20Terlinguaite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
0.5
Hg
2+
 
ClO
3.DD.25Pinchite
Hg
2+
5
Cl
 
2
O
 
4
3.DD.30Mosesite
(Hg
 
2
N)(Cl,SO
 
4
,MoO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
3.DD.35Kleinite
(Hg
 
2
N)(Cl,SO
 
4
) · nH
 
2
O
3.DD.40Tedhadleyite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
5
Hg
2+
 
I
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
O
 
4
3.DD.45Vasilyevite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
10
I
 
3
Br
 
2
Cl(CO
 
3
)O
 
6
3.DD.50Aurivilliusite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
0.5
Hg
2+
 
(I,Br,Cl)O
3.DD.55Terlinguacreekite
Hg
2+
3
Cl
 
2
O
 
2
3.DD.60Kelyanite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
6
Sb
3+
 
BrCl
 
2
O
 
6
3.DD.65Comancheite
Hg
2+
55
N
3–
24
(NH
 
2
,OH)
 
4
(Cl,Br)
 
34
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
25.5.1Zinkosite
ZnSO
 
4
25.5.2Goslarite
ZnSO
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
25.5.3Namuwite
(Zn,Cu)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
25.5.4Ktenasite
Zn(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 6H
 
2
O
25.5.5Ramsbeckite
(Cu,Zn)
 
15
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
22
· 6H
 
2
O
25.5.6Boyleite
(Zn,Mg)SO
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
25.5.7Serpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
25.5.8Orthoserpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
25.5.9Zincaluminite
Zn
 
6
Al
 
6
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
16
· 5H
 
2
O
25.5.10Glaucocerinite
(Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
25.5.11Gunningite
ZnSO
 
4
· H
 
2
O
25.5.12Chaidamuite
ZnFe
3+
 
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 4H
 
2
O
25.5.13Bianchite
(Zn,Fe)SO
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
25.5.15Zincmelanterite
(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
25.5.16Zincobotryogen
(Zn,Mg,Mn
2+
 
)Fe
3+
 
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
25.5.17Schuetteite
Hg
2+
3
(SO
 
4
)O
 
2

Other Names for Gianellaite

Synonyms:
IMA1972-020
Other Languages:
German:Gianellait
Spanish:Gianellaita

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 Gianellaite

Reference List:

- +
Tunell, G., Fahey, J.J., Daugherty, F.W., Gibbs, G.V. (1977) Gianellaite, a new mercury mineral. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 119-131.

Fleischer, M., Pabst, A., Mandarino, J.A., Chao, G.Y. (1977) New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 62, 1057-1061.

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  • Localities for Gianellaite

    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.
    USA
     
    • California
      • San Benito Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • New Idria District
            • Picacho Peak
    Dunning, Hadley, Cooper, Magnasco collections; Mineralogical Record (1993): 24: 471-475.
    • Texas
      • Brewster Co.
        • Terlingua District
    Neues Jahrb. Min., Mh. (1977): 119-131.
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