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Coccinite

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Formula:
HgI2
Colour:
Orange-red
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
See also the other known natural mercury iodide, moschelite.


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Classification of CocciniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
3.AB.10

3 : HALIDES
A : Simple halides, without H2O
B : M:X = 1:2

Physical Properties of CocciniteHide

Colour:
Orange-red

Chemical Properties of CocciniteHide

Formula:
HgI2
CAS Registry number:
7774-29-0

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of CocciniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal

Type Occurrence of CocciniteHide

Synonyms of CocciniteHide

Other Language Names for CocciniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar1 photo of Coccinite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Coccinite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.AB.FluorocronitePbF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AB.05TolbachiteCuCl2Mon.
3.AB.15SellaiteMgF2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
3.AB.20ChloromagnesiteMgCl2Hex.
3.AB.20Lawrencite(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.AB.20ScacchiteMnCl2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.AB.25FluoriteCaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AB.25FrankdicksoniteBaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AB.25StrontiofluoriteSrF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AB.30Tveitite-(Y)(Y, Na)6Ca6Ca6F42Trig. 3 : R3
3.AB.35Gagarinite-(Y)NaCaYF6Hex. 6/m : P63/m
3.AB.35Gagarinite-(Ce)Na(REExCa1-x)(REEyCa1-y)F6Trig.
3.AB.35Polezhaevaite-(Ce)NaSrCeF6Hex. 6/m : P63/m

Other InformationHide

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 CocciniteHide

Reference List:
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Del Rio (1829) Annales des mines: 5: 324 (as Iodure de Mercure).
Beudant, F.S. (1832), Trailé élémentaire de Minéralogie, second edition, 2 volumes: 2: 515 (as Iodure de Mercure).
Haidinger (1845): 572 (as Coccinit).
Moses (1901) American Journal of Science: 12: 98.
Smith (1926) Department of Mines, New South Wales, Mineral Resources, no. 34, 20, 42.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 42.
Witzke, T. (1997): New data on the mercury iodide mineral coccinite, HgI2. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 505-510.

Internet Links for CocciniteHide

Localities for CocciniteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
A.J. Moses (1901) Zeitschr. f. Kryst. 35, 417-418; G. Nottes & U. Heidtke (1986) Aufschluss 37, 31-36
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Palatinate
      • Alsenz-Obermoschel
        • Landsberg (Moschellandsberg)
Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke (1997) New data on the mercury iodide mineral coccinite, HgI2.- N. Jb. Miner., Mh., 505-510
Mexico (TL)
 
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 42.; Antonio del Castillo (1889) Geological and Ore-Deposit Map of Mexico,
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