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Terlinguacreekite

Terlinguacreekite

Formula
Hg2+3O2Cl2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
dark orange, reddish orange 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
2-3 
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Terlinguacreekite from McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States

Terlinguacreekite
            from McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States
Special Info
XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Verified orange Terlinguacreekite with yellow Kleinite. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.

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

Terlinguacreekite
            from Mariposa mine, Terlingua dist., Brewster Co., Texas, United States
Special Info
Type Locality, Raman

Yes, it is indeed a spectacular specimen of Terlinguacreekite. The individual crystals are less than 0.2mm but the groups occupy much of the Calcite matrix. The mineral was found only at two localities, the Mariposa is the type locality. This is an analyzed specimen.

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