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Clearcreekite

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Formula:
(Hg
+
2
)
 
1.5
(CO
 
3
)(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
System:MonoclinicColour:Pale greenish yellow
Lustre:
This page provides mineralogical data about Clearcreekite.

Classification of Clearcreekite

IMA status:Approved
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.DC.30

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
C : With large cations
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Type Occurrence of Clearcreekite

Type Locality:Clear Creek claim (Clear Creek Mine), Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

Physical Properties of Clearcreekite

Colour:Pale greenish yellow
Streak:Pale greenish yellow

Crystallography of Clearcreekite

Crystal System:Monoclinic

Optical Data of Clearcreekite

Type:Biaxial
Dispersion:r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Clearcreekite

Formula:
(Hg
+
2
)
 
1.5
(CO
 
3
)(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH)·2H2O
Essential elements:C, H, Hg, O
All elements listed in formula:C, H, Hg, O

Relationship of Clearcreekite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
5.DC.05Ancylite-(Ce)
SrCe(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Ce)
(Ca,Sr)Ce(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
.
H
 
2
O
5.DC.05Gysinite-(Nd)
Pb(Nd,La)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
5.DC.05Ancylite-(La)
Sr(La,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
5.DC.05Kozoite-(Nd)
(Nd,La,Sm,Pr)(CO
 
3
)(OH)
5.DC.05Kozoite-(La)
(La,Nd)(CO
 
3
)(OH)
5.DC.10Kamphaugite-(Y)
Ca(Y,REE)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
5.DC.15Sheldrickite
NaCa
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
 
3
· H
 
2
O
5.DC.20Thomasclarkite-(Y)
(Na,Ce)(Y,REE)(HCO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DC.25Peterbaylissite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
1.5
(CO
 
3
)(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
5.DC.35Niveolanite
NaBe(CO
 
3
)(OH) · 2H
 
2
O

Other Names for Clearcreekite

Synonyms:
IMA1999-003
Other Languages:
German:Clearcreekit
Simplified Chinese:单斜羟碳汞石
Spanish:Clearcreekita
Traditional Chinese:單斜羥碳汞石

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 Clearcreekite

Reference List:

- +
Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 779-784.

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  • Localities for Clearcreekite

    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
    Mineralogical Record: 33: 162; Canadian Mineralogist (2001): 39: 779-784.
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