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Pinchite

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Bill Pinch
Formula:
Hg5O4Cl2
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Dark brown, black
Lustre:
Adamantine
Name:
Named in honour of William [Bill] Wallace Pinch (1940 - 2017) of Rochester, New York. An experienced private collector and amateur mineralogist. The Pinch medal, issued by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, was established 2001 and named in the honour of Bill Pinch in recognition of his enormous and selfless contributions to mineralogy through the identification of ideal specimens for study, and by making them available to the academic community.
This page provides mineralogical data about Pinchite.


Classification of Pinchite

Approved
3.DD.25

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
D : With Hg
10.5.3.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
5 : Am(O,OH)pXq
8.5.5

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
5 : Halides of Zn and Hg

Physical Properties of Pinchite

Adamantine
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Dark brown, black
Streak:
Red-brown

Chemical Properties of Pinchite

IMA Formula:
Hg5O4Cl2
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Pinchite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.61 Å, b = 6.1 Å, c = 11.71 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.903 : 1 : 1.92
Unit Cell Volume:
V 829.31 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Pinchite

Relationship of Pinchite to other Species

3.DD.05EglestoniteHg61+OCl3(OH)
3.DD.05KadyreliteHg61+Br3O1.5
3.DD.10PoyarkoviteHg3OCl
3.DD.15HanawaltiteHg61+Hg2+O3Cl2
3.DD.20TerlinguaiteHg2OCl
3.DD.30Gianellaite[(NHg2)2](SO4)(H2O)x, x~0
3.DD.30MosesiteHg2N(Cl,SO4,MoO4,CO3) · H2O
3.DD.35KleiniteHg2N(Cl,SO4) · nH2O
3.DD.40TedhadleyiteHg2+Hg101+O4I2(Cl,Br)2
3.DD.45VasilyeviteHg201+O6I3Br2Cl(CO3)
3.DD.50AurivilliusiteHg1+Hg2+OI
3.DD.55TerlinguacreekiteHg32+O2Cl2
3.DD.60KelyaniteHg12SbO6BrCl2
3.DD.65ComancheiteHg552+N243-(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34
8.5.1SimonkolleiteZn5(OH)8Cl2 · H2O
8.5.2CalomelHgCl
8.5.3TerlinguaiteHg2OCl
8.5.4PoyarkoviteHg3OCl
8.5.6EglestoniteHg61+OCl3(OH)
8.5.7KadyreliteHg61+Br3O1.5
8.5.8ComancheiteHg552+N243-(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34
8.5.9KuzminiteHg(Br,Cl)
8.5.10MoscheliteHgI
8.5.11Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I

Other Names for Pinchite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Pinchit
Russian:Пинчит
Spanish:Pinchita

Other Information

Health Risks:
Contains mercury - always wash hands after handling. Avoid inhaling dust when handling or breaking. Never lick or ingest.

References for Pinchite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 340.

American Mineralogist (1994): 79: 1199-1203.

Internet Links for Pinchite

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Localities for Pinchite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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 (TL)
 
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
[Canadian Mineralogist(1974) 12, 417-418; MinRec 21:233]
Rocks & Minerals: 66(1): 202.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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