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Eglestonite & Calomel

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Eglestonite & Calomel

P-XRD analysed, new find!

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Description
Locality: 
San Onofre, Plateros, Zacatecas, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm
Description

P-XRD analysed material hosting yellow eglestonite and grey calomel in mercury filled calcite matrix. New find! In detail described in "New minerals from worldwide localities - December 2017" published 2 weeks ago on my homepage. 

XRD analysis in corresponding section. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Eglestonite

Formula: 
(Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)
Strunz: 
3.DD.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Terlingua District, Brewster Co., Texas, USA

Calomel

Formula: 
(Hg2+2)Cl2
Strunz: 
3.AA.30
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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