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

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Classification of ClearcreekiteHide

First Published:

D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
C : With large cations

Physical Properties of ClearcreekiteHide

Pale greenish yellow
Pale greenish yellow

Optical Data of ClearcreekiteHide

r > v strong

Chemical Properties of ClearcreekiteHide

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

Crystallography of ClearcreekiteHide

Crystal System:

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:
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.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

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.
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • New Idria Mining District
        • Goat Mountain
Mineralogical Record: 33: 162; Canadian Mineralogist (2001): 39: 779-784.
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