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Clearcreekite

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Formula:
(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
Colour:
Pale greenish yellow
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for the type locality Clear Creek, California, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Clearcreekite.


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Classification of ClearcreekiteHide

Approved
First Published:
2001
5.DC.30

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
C : With large cations

Physical Properties of ClearcreekiteHide

Colour:
Pale greenish yellow
Streak:
Pale greenish yellow

Optical Data of ClearcreekiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of ClearcreekiteHide

Formula:
(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
Hg1+3(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

Crystallography of ClearcreekiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of ClearcreekiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
A single cluster of crystals - only one specimen know for type description.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Systematic Reference Series of the National Mineral Collection at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, under catalogue number NMCC 68074.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Roberts, A.C., Groat, L.A., Raudsepp, M., Ercit, T.S., Erd, R.C., Moffatt, E.A., Stirling, J.A.R. (2001) Clearcreekite, a new polymorph of Hg1+3(CO3)(OH)·2H2O, from the Clear Creek Claim, San Benito County, California. The Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 779-784.

Synonyms of ClearcreekiteHide

Other Language Names for ClearcreekiteHide

Simplified Chinese:单斜羟碳汞石
Traditional Chinese:單斜羥碳汞石

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DC.05Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Sr)CO3(OH,H2O)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Calcioancylite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2OMon. m : Pm
5.DC.05Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Ancylite-(La)LaSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Kozoite-(Nd)(Nd,La,Sm,Pr)(CO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DC.05Kozoite-(La)(La,Nd)(CO3)(OH)Orth.
5.DC.10Kamphaugite-(Y)Ca(Y,REE)(CO3)2(OH) · H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
5.DC.15SheldrickiteNaCa3(CO3)2F3 · H2OTrig. 3 : P32
5.DC.20Thomasclarkite-(Y)(Na,Ce)(Y,REE)(HCO3)(OH)3 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P2
5.DC.25Peterbaylissite(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2OOrth.
5.DC.35NiveolaniteNaBe(CO3)(OH) · 2H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mcc

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 ClearcreekiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A.C., Groat, L.A., Raudsepp, M., Ercit, T.S., Erd, R.C., Moffatt, E.A., Stirling, J.A.R. (2001) Clearcreekite, a new polymorph of Hg1+3(CO3)(OH)·2H2O, from the Clear Creek Claim, San Benito County, California. The Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 779-784.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 355-358.
Mandarino, J.A. (2002) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 1001-1020.

Internet Links for ClearcreekiteHide

Localities for ClearcreekiteHide

ⓘ - 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
          • Goat Mountain
Mineralogical Record: 33: 162; Canadian Mineralogist (2001): 39: 779-784.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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