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(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O
Simplified: Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2H2O.
4 - 5
Crystal System:
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


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

4 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 3:1

Physical Properties of PeterbaylissiteHide

4 - 5 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PeterbaylissiteHide

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:
r < v extreme

Chemical Properties of PeterbaylissiteHide

(Hg+2)1.5(CO3)(OH) · 2H2O

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

Crystallography of PeterbaylissiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.13 Å, b = 11.13 Å, c = 10.72 Å
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.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

Reference List:
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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.
  • 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.
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