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Terlinguacreekite

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About TerlinguacreekiteHide

Formula:
Hg2+3Cl2O2
Colour:
Red - Orange
Lustre:
Resinous
Specific Gravity:
9.899 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 2005 by Andrew C. Roberts, Robert A. Gault, Werner H. Paar, Mark A. Cooper, Frank C. Hawthorne, Peter C. Burns, Sharon Cisneros, and Eugene E. Foord for the type locality at Terlingua, Mariposa County, Texas, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Terlinguacreekite.


Classification of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
3.DD.55

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
D : With Hg

Physical Properties of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Resinous
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Red - Orange
Streak:
Yellow
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
9.899 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distinct
Bireflectance:
very weak - air; distinct -oil
Colour in reflected light:
Bluish grey
Internal Reflections:
Yellow orange - orange
Comments:
Some material is reversibly photosensitive (McDermitt)

Chemical Properties of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Formula:
Hg2+3Cl2O2
IMA Formula:
Hg2+3O2Cl2

Crystallography of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.737 Å, b = 25.528 Å, c = 5.533 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.264 : 1 : 0.217
Unit Cell V:
951.6 ų
Z:
8

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.413(30)
4.063(80)
3.201(50)
3.023(50)
2.983(60)
2.858(30)
2.765(50)
2.518(100)
Comments:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Synonyms of TerlinguacreekiteHide

Other Language Names for TerlinguacreekiteHide

Simplified Chinese:特氯氧汞矿
Traditional Chinese:特氯氧汞礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite4 photos of Terlinguacreekite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Kleinite4 photos of Terlinguacreekite associated with Kleinite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.DD.05Eglestonite(Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
3.DD.05Kadyrelite(Hg2+2)3OBr3(OH)Iso.
3.DD.10Poyarkovite(Hg2+2)3Cl2O2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
3.DD.15Hanawaltite(Hg2+2)3Hg2+(Cl,OH)2O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DD.20Terlinguaite(Hg2+2)Hg2+2Cl2O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.DD.25PinchiteHg2+5Cl2O4Orth.
3.DD.30Gianellaite[(NHg2)2](SO4)(H2O)xIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.DD.30Mosesite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4,MoO4) · H2OIso.
3.DD.35Kleinite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4) · nH2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.DD.40Tedhadleyite(Hg+2)5Hg2+I2(Cl,Br)2O4Tric.
3.DD.45Vasilyevite(Hg+2)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6Tric. 1 : P1
3.DD.50Aurivilliusite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(I,Br,Cl)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
3.DD.60Kelyanite(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6Mon.
3.DD.65ComancheiteHg2+55N3–24(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34Orth.

Fluorescence of TerlinguacreekiteHide

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 TerlinguacreekiteHide

Reference List:
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A.C. Roberts, R.A. Gault, W.H. Paar, M.A. Cooper, F.C. Hawthorne, P.C. Burns, S. Cisneros, and E.E. Foord (2005) Terlinguacreekite, Hg2+3O2Cl2, a new mineral species from the Perry Pit, Mariposa mine, Terlingua mining district, Brewster County, Texas, U.S.A. Canadian Mineralogist 43:1055-1060

Internet Links for TerlinguacreekiteHide

Localities for TerlinguacreekiteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Opalite District
Canadian Mineralogist 43:1055-1060
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Terlingua District
Canadian Mineralogist 43:1055-1060
Canadian Mineralogist 43:1055-1060
Mineral and/or Locality  
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