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Hawleyite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Eureka County, Nevada, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Outstanding yellow-orange hawleyite, the dimorph of greenockite, but much rarer.

One of the only 27 cadmium species in existence from more than 5400 known minerals.

 

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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