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Kuzminite Calomel Cinnabar & Native Mercury

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Kuzminite Calomel Cinnabar & Native Mercury

ex collection Schlabach
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Landsberg, Obermoschel, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 5 × 4.8 cm
Weight: 
101.00gr
Description

Kuzminite is a very rare mineral, only known from two other localities worldwide. It forms a series with calomel. It is present on this specimen in beige crystals and 'wires'. Main other minerals on this specimen include cinnabar, native mercury, azurite and malachite.

All Moschellandsberg specimens in this auction are from the Schlabach collection, all found 1980. They have been analyzed, but printouts of the original analysis cannot be provided. If neccessary I can have new analysis made, which the buyer would have to pay.

Unfortunately I don't have the means to do micro-pictures.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kuzminite

Formula: 
(Hg2+2)(Br,Cl)2
Strunz: 
3.AA.30
Hardness: 
1.5
Type Locality: 
Kadyrel' Hg occurrence, Oorash-Khem River Valley, Uyuk Range, Pii-Khem District, Tuva Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

Calomel

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

Cinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CD.15a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Mercury

Formula: 
Hg
Strunz: 
1.AD.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Tin white
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