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About KenhsuiteHide

Kenneth J. Hsu
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Crystal System:
For Dr. Kenneth Junghwa Hsu [June 29, 1929 Nanjing, China - ], Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Hsu has had an illustrious career in geology and has been awarded the Wollaston Medal, Penrose medal, Twenhofel Medal, American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Special Medal, and the Bownocker Medal from his alma mater (Ohio State University) and is a member of the National Academy of Science [USA]. His early career was working as a petroleum geologist, before he entered his academic career. He is also an inventor and holds patents for the integrated hydrologic circuit and the hydrotransitor and 14 other inventions. Dr. Hsu created a major new innovation of residual oil recovery involving water injection into oil reservoirs (colloquially called fracking).
This page provides mineralogical data about Kenhsuite.

Classification of KenhsuiteHide


2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
C : With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)

Physical Properties of KenhsuiteHide

2 - 3 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of KenhsuiteHide

Biaxial (+)
r > v extreme

Chemical Properties of KenhsuiteHide

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Crystallography of KenhsuiteHide

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Type Occurrence of KenhsuiteHide

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Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar11 photos of Kenhsuite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Corderoite4 photos of Kenhsuite associated with Corderoite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Kenhsuite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Native Mercury1 photo of Kenhsuite associated with Native Mercury on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.FC.Demicheleite-(I)BiSIOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.FC.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.10ChlorbartoniteK6Fe24S26(Cl,S)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.15aCorderoiteHg2+3S2Cl2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBrOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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 KenhsuiteHide

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Acta Crystallographica: B24: 1661-1670.
Canadian Mineralogist (1998): 36: 201-206.

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Localities for KenhsuiteHide

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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.
  • Valencian Community
    • Castellón
      • Chóvar
        • El Hembrar
Joan Vinals & Miguel Calvo (2007) Corderoite, Kenhsuite and Perroudite, mercury sulphohalides from Chovar (Xovar), Castello, Spain. Mineral Up, June 2007.
Viñals, J. y Calvo, M. (2007): Corderoíta, Kenhsuíta, y Perroudita. Sulfohalogenuros de Mercurio de Chóvar, Castellón. Revista de Minerales. 3(3):46-49. Barcelona
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Opalite District
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