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Mercurian Sphalerite

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Formula:
(Zn,Hg)S
A variety of Sphalerite

A mercury-bearing variety of sphalerite.

See also Polhemusite


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Chemical Properties of Mercurian SphaleriteHide

Formula:
(Zn,Hg)S

Other Language Names for Mercurian SphaleriteHide

Simplified Chinese:含汞闪锌矿
汞闪锌矿

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 Mercurian SphaleriteHide

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Shaoxiang Yang and Ketong Lao (2007): Geological characteristics and ore indicators of lead-zinc deposits in northwestern Hunan, China. Geological Bulletin of China 26(7), 899-908 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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Localities for Mercurian SphaleriteHide

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- 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.
China
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Fenghuang Co.
Shaoxiang Yang and Ketong Lao (2007): Geological Bulletin of China 26(7), 899-908
Ireland
 
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Monard
Steed, G.M. in Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F., eds. (1986) Geology and genesis of mineral deposits in Ireland, Irish Association for Economic Geology, Dublin Conference, 1984, pp. 481-499.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Serbia
 
  • Podrinje District
Slobodan A. Radosavljević, Jovica N. Stojanović, Ana S. Radosavljević-Mihajlović, Vladan D. Kašić (2013): Polymetallic mineralization of the Boranja orefield, Podrinje Metallogenic District, Serbia: zonality, mineral associations and genetic features. Periodico di Mineralogia, 82, 61-87.
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