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Peterbaylissite

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Formula:
(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
Simplified: Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2H2O.
Hardness:
4 - 5
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Dr. Peter Bayliss, Prof. emeritus of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This page provides mineralogical data about Peterbaylissite.


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Classification of PeterbaylissiteHide

Approved
5.DC.25

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
C : With large cations
16b.4.4.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 3:1

Physical Properties of PeterbaylissiteHide

Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PeterbaylissiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 2.100
Max Birefringence:
δ = 2.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v extreme

Chemical Properties of PeterbaylissiteHide

Formula:
(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

Simplified: Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2H2O.
IMA Formula:
Hg3(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

Crystallography of PeterbaylissiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.13 Å, b = 11.13 Å, c = 10.72 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 0.963
Unit Cell V:
1,327.96 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PeterbaylissiteHide

Synonyms of PeterbaylissiteHide

Other Language Names for PeterbaylissiteHide

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.30Clearcreekite(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2OMon.
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 PeterbaylissiteHide

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ROBERT, A.C., ERCIT, T.S., GROAT, L.A., CRIDDLE, A.J., ERD, R.C. & WILLIAMS, R.S. (1995) Peterbaylissite, Hg1+3(CO3)(OH)2H2O, a new mineral species from Clear Creek claim, San Benito County, California. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 47-53.

Internet Links for PeterbaylissiteHide

Localities for PeterbaylissiteHide

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.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Goat Mountain
ROBERT, A.C., ERCIT, T.S., GROAT, L.A., CRIDDLE, A.J., ERD, R.C. & WILLIAMS, R.S. (1995) Peterbaylissite, Hg1+3(CO3)(OH)2H2O, a new mineral species from Clear Creek claim, San Benito County, California. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 47-53.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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