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About CorderoiteHide

Light orange-pink
Specific Gravity:
6.845 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
From the type locality.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Corderoite.

Classification of CorderoiteHide


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)

3 : A3(O,OH)2Xq

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
5 : Sulphohalides

Physical Properties of CorderoiteHide

Light orange-pink
VHN25=28 - 61 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Vickers hardness on synthetic material
6.845 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CorderoiteHide

RI > 2.5

Chemical Properties of CorderoiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of CorderoiteHide

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

Type Occurrence of CorderoiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In lake bed sediments

Synonyms of CorderoiteHide

Other Language Names for CorderoiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar8 photos of Corderoite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Kenhsuite4 photos of Corderoite associated with Kenhsuite on mindat.org.
Kleinite2 photos of Corderoite associated with Kleinite on mindat.org.
Opal1 photo of Corderoite associated with Opal on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Corderoite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Perroudite1 photo of Corderoite associated with Perroudite on mindat.org.
Capgaronnite1 photo of Corderoite associated with Capgaronnite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.FC.Demicheleite-(I)BiSIOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.FC.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.10ChlorbartoniteK6Fe24S26(Cl,S)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBrOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.5.5RadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
6.5.7PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
6.5.9DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
6.5.11DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m

Other InformationHide

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 CorderoiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 59: 652-655.
Acta Crystallographica: B24: 156-157.

Internet Links for CorderoiteHide

Localities for CorderoiteHide

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.
  • Atacama
    • Copiapó Province
      • Maricunga belt
        • Portezuelo Codocedo
SEM-EDS by Joy Desor XRD by Joachim Lorenz
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
        • Cap Garonne Mine
Cap Garonne mine museum;
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Kusel
      • Lauterecken-Wolfstein
        • Königsberg
- Dreyer, G.: Neue Mineralien in der Rheinpfalz II. Mitteilungen der Pollichia 63, 5-9 (1975)
  • West Azerbaijan
    • Takab (Takan Tepe)
Daliran, F. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 383-404.
  • Batken
[Lapis 11:11-24]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Vasil'yev, V. I., Lavrent'yev, Y. G., & Pal'chik, N. A. (1982). Poyarkovite, Hg3CIO, a new natural mercury oxychloride. International Geology Review, 24(3), 363-366.
  • Osh
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
  • Tuva
    • 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.
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Pulpí
Navarro, A., Cardellach, E., & Corbella, M. (2009). Mercury mobility in mine waste from Hg-mining areas in Almería, Andalusia (Se Spain). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 101(3), 236-246.; Mendoza, J. L., Navarro, A., & Cuitiño, L. (2006). Nueva interpretación metalogenética del yacimiento de mercurio del Valle del Azogue (Almería), España. In XI Congreso Geológico Chileno, Actas (Vol. 2).
  • 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
  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Mojave-Rosamond District (Mojave District)
        • Rosamond
          • Middle Butte
            • Middle Buttes deposit (Cactus deposit)
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
Mineralogical Record 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.
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