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Edoylerite with Cinnabar

#49650

Edoylerite with Cinnabar

#49650
Availability
Sold
Size
2.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Hg2+3(Cr6+O4)S2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Clear Creek mine, San Benito Co., California, United States

Very tiny, less than 0.4mm, yellow acicular crystals of rare Edoylerite at blue arrow. There are other localities on the specimen with Edoylerite. There is also yellow Edgarbaileyite, Cinnabar, and native mercury. This is very good specimen and Edoylerite is found only at this locality.

Type & Only Locality

Edoylerite

Formula
Hg2+3(Cr6+O4)S2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Prismatic, Stellate 
Cleavage
Good, Fair, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
greenish yellow, orange 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Subconchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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Type & Only Locality

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