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About BelendorffiteHide

Klaus Belendorff
2½ - 4
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Klaus Belendorff (1956– ), mineral collector from Münster, Germany, who discovered the mineral.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Belendorffite.

Classification of BelendorffiteHide

First Published:

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
D : Mercury-amalgam family
Dana 7th ed.:

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

Physical Properties of BelendorffiteHide

2½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of BelendorffiteHide


Crystallography of BelendorffiteHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of BelendorffiteHide

Bernhardt, H.-J. and K. Schmetzer (1992) Belendorffite, a new copper amalgam dimorphous with kolymite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1992: 21–28.

Synonyms of BelendorffiteHide

Other Language Names for BelendorffiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cuprite2 photos of Belendorffite associated with Cuprite on
Copper1 photo of Belendorffite associated with Copper on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AD.AurihydrargyrumiteAu6Hg5Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
1.AD.05MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.AD.20aWeishanite(Au,Ag,Hg)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)(Au,Ag)HgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.AD.25PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.AD.30LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

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 BelendorffiteHide

Reference List:
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Lindahl, T., Pilotti, A., Westman, S. (1968) Rhombohedrally distorted gamma phases in the copper-mercury and chromium-aluminim systems. Acta Chemica Scandinavica: 22: 748-752.
Lindahl, T. and S. Westman (1969) The structure of the rhombohedral gamma brass like phase in the copper-mercury system. Acta Chem. Scand.: 23: 1181–1190.
Bernhardt, H.-J. and K. Schmetzer (1992) Belendorffite, a new copper amalgam dimorphous with kolymite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1992: 21–28.
Jambor, J.L. (1992) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 77: 1305-1309.
New Mins. (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Internet Links for BelendorffiteHide

Localities for BelendorffiteHide

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.
Germany (TL)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Donnersbergkreis
      • Alsenz-Obermoschel
        • Obermoschel
American Mineralogist, Volume 77, pages 1305-1309, 1992
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
www.minerals- of-the- (Editor:Szakáll)
GEODA 2010/1; Kupi, L., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Kristály, F. & Fehér, B. (2010): Copper-amalgams from the Rudabánya base metal mineralization, NE Hungary. 20th General Meeting of the IMA (IMA2010), Budapest, Hungary, August 21-27, CD of Abstracts, p. 430.
Peter Kolesar / Rolf Luetcke specimen; Zajzon, N., Szentpéteri, K., Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Kupi, L., & Barkóczy, P. (2012). New data on Cuamalgams, kolymite and belendorffite from Rudabánya, Hungary. In Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series (Vol. 7, p. 160).
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