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Corderoite



Corderoite is an extremely rare mercury sulfide chloride mineral with formula Hg3S2Cl2. It crystallizes in the isometric crystal system. It is soft, 1.5 to 2 on the Mohs scale, and varies in color from light gray to black and rarely pink or yellow.

Additional recommended knowledge

It was first described in 1974 for occurrences in the McDermitt Mercury mine in Humboldt County, Nevada.

References

  • Webmineral data
  • Mindat with location data
 
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