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Kleinite

Kleinite

Named in honor of Carl Klein, former Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Berlin in Germany. Kleinite is a rare mineral found only in the United States and in Germany, and it occurs in hydrothermal mercury deposits. Associated minerals include terlinguaite, gypsum, barite, calcite, mosesite, calomel, montroydite, and other mercury minerals.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/kleinite.pdf

Formula
Hg2N(Cl,SO4)┬ĚnH2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
yellow, orange 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 
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Kleinite from McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States

Kleinite
            from McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States

Canary yellow sugary micro crystals.

Canary opaque crystals to nearly 1mm with excellent, rich coverage.

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Kleinite from Mariposa mine, Terlingua dist., Brewster Co., Texas, United States

Kleinite
            from Mariposa mine, Terlingua dist., Brewster Co., Texas, United States
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Type Locality,EDS Confirmed,Raman

Flaming orange micro crystals of Kleinite with lemon yellow crystals of Gianellaite. Both minerals have been verified. 

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