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Hawleyite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Nagylápa-fö, Parádsasvár, Mátra Mountains, Heves County, Hungary
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2 × 1.1 cm
Description

Hawleyite is a rare cadmium-sulfide mineral with cubic symmetry, dimorph with greenockite. It forms intesive canary yellow powdery masses and encrustations on altered quartzite matrix.

The presence of greenockite is normal as the analysises shows, but this yellow crusts are dominatly hawleyites.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hawleyite

Formula: 
CdS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Hector-Calumet mine (Calumet mine - Hector mine), Calumet, Galena Hill, Mayo Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada

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