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Edoylerite

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Ed Oyler
Formula:
Hg2+3(CrO4)S2
Colour:
Canary yellow to orangish yellow.
Lustre:
Adamantine
Specific Gravity:
7.11 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Edward Henry Oyler (4 February 1915, Fresno, California, USA – 9 March 2004, San Martin, California, USA), mineral collector specializing in mercury minerals. He discovered several new minerals at the Clear Creek locality, edoylerite being one of them.
This page provides mineralogical data about Edoylerite.


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Classification of EdoyleriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1987
7.FB.25

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
F : Chromates
B : With additional O,V, S, Cl
Dana 7th ed.:
35.4.4.1
35.4.4.1

35 : ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
4 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of EdoyleriteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Colour:
Canary yellow to orangish yellow.
Streak:
Yellow
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Good {010}. Fair {101}.
Fracture:
Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
7.11 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of EdoyleriteHide

Formula:
Hg2+3(CrO4)S2
IMA Formula:
Hg2+3(Cr6+O4)S2

Crystallography of EdoyleriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.52 Å, b = 14.81 Å, c = 7.44 Å
β = 118.72°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.508 : 1 : 0.502
Unit Cell V:
726.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Elongated on [101] and showing {010}, {-111}, {001}, {101}.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.94 (40)
4.88 (50)
3.212 (100)
3.012 (60)
2.307 (40)
2.208 (35)
2.185 (40)
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Type Occurrence of EdoyleriteHide

Synonyms of EdoyleriteHide

Other Language Names for EdoyleriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar13 photos of Edoylerite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Terlinguaite3 photos of Edoylerite associated with Terlinguaite on mindat.org.
Mercury1 photo of Edoylerite associated with Mercury on mindat.org.
Wattersite1 photo of Edoylerite associated with Wattersite on mindat.org.
Deanesmithite1 photo of Edoylerite associated with Deanesmithite on mindat.org.
Opal1 photo of Edoylerite associated with Opal on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.FB.05PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)OMon.
7.FB.10SantanaitePb11(CrO4)O12Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
7.FB.15Wattersite(Hg+2)2Hg2+(CrO4)O2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
7.FB.20Deanesmithite(Hg+2)Hg2+3(CrO4)S2OTric.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Photosensitive, turning olive-green after several months exposure.
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 EdoyleriteHide

Reference List:
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Erd, R.C., Roberts, A.C., Bonardi, M., Criddle, A.J., Gabe, E.J., Le Page, Y. (1993) Edoylerite Hg2+3Cr6+O4S2 a new mineral from the Clear Creek claim San Benito County, California. The Mineralogical Record: 24: 471-475.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C., Vanko, D.A. (1994) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 79: 1009-1014.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Burns, P.C. (1999) The structure of edoylerite determined from a microcrystal. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 113-118.

Internet Links for EdoyleriteHide

Localities for EdoyleriteHide

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.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
Mineralogical Record (1993): 24(6): 471-480; Dunning, Hadley, Cooper, Magnasco collections
Mineral and/or Locality  
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