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Coloradoite

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Coloradoit
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Coloradoit

derb, Bildmitte, in SiO2 mit etwas Au, Fundort: Bessie G. Mine, Colorado, USA, Bildausschnitt etwa: 3 x 2 mm

Collection: rtbstone
Copyright: rtbstone
Contribution: rtbstone 2007-06-24
Locality: Bessie G Mine / La Plata District / La Plata Co. / Colorado / USA
Coloradoit
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Coloradoit

ca. 3,8mm / 0,03 g; Fundort: Kalgoorie, Australien

Copyright: Xyrx
Contribution: Xyrx 2007-10-05
Locality: Kalgoorlie / Kalgoorlie-Boulder City / Goldfields-Esperance, Region / Western Australia / Australien
Coloradoit
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Coloradoit

Bessie G Mine La Plata County Colorado USA; Bildbreite 2,3 mm

Collection: Ulrich Hansper
Copyright: Ulrich Hansper
Contribution: Ulrich Hansper 2019-02-22
Locality: Bessie G Mine / La Plata District / La Plata Co. / Colorado / USA
Coloradoit
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Coloradoit

Bessie G Mine La Plata County Colorado USA; Bildbreite 2,3 mm

Collection: Ulrich Hansper
Copyright: Ulrich Hansper
Contribution: Ulrich Hansper 2019-02-22
Locality: Bessie G Mine / La Plata District / La Plata Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit und Coloradoit
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Calaverit und Coloradoit (SNr: AuMin-Cala-3-1-12)

Neben Calaverit (wenig, goldfarben) und Coloradoit (graumetallisch) führt dieses Erzstück auch gediegenes Gold. Es stammt aus der North Kalgurli Gold Mine auf der goldenen Mile nördlich von Kalgoor...

Collection: Klaus Schäfer
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer
Contribution: Klaus Schäfer 2020-10-17
Locality: North Kalgurli Gold Mine / Golden Mile Minen / Kalgoorlie-Boulder City / Goldfields-Esperance, Region / Western Australia / Australien
Calaverit und Coloradoit
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Calaverit und Coloradoit (SNr: AuMin-Cala-4-1-5)

Neben Calaverit (sehr reich, hellgoldfarben) und Coloradoit (graumetallisch und angelaufen) führt dieses Erzstück auch gediegenes Gold. Es stammt aus der North Kalgurli Gold Mine auf der goldenen M...

Collection: Klaus Schäfer
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer
Contribution: Klaus Schäfer 2020-10-17
Locality: North Kalgurli Gold Mine / Golden Mile Minen / Kalgoorlie-Boulder City / Goldfields-Esperance, Region / Western Australia / Australien

Collectors Summary

Color eisenschwarz-met.
Streak color schwarz
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5
Solubility + HNO3
Crystal System kubisch, F43m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

HgTe

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Quecksilber, Tellur

Unit weight: 328.195 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

HgTe

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Tellurium

Te

38.88

1

50.00

127.6030000

127.6030000

Mercury

Hg

61.12

1

50.00

200.5920000

200.5920000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Hg : 58.55, Pb : 1.60, Te : 39.10 (Ref: American Mineralogist 49)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.CB.05

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
C: Metallsulfide, M : S = 1 : 1 (und ähnliche)
B: mit Zink (Zn), Eisen (Fe), Kupfer (Cu), Silber (Ag), usw.
05:Sphalerit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/C.01-060

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
C: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te ~ 1:1
1: Sphalerit-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.CB.180

2: SULFIDES
C: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S=1/1
B: With Zn,Cu (etc), Coordination Number ~[4] Framework of Cornersharing Tetrahedra: Sphalerite-Germanite-Family
1: Sphalerite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.08.02.05

02: Sulfide Minerals
08: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
02: Sphalerite Group (Isometric: F4-3m)

IMA sta­tus

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

eisenschwarz-met.

Streak color

schwarz

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

43m

Space Group number

216

Space Group

F43m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

6.448

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

4

Volumne (ų)

268.087

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.73(100),
2.28(90),
1.943(70),
1.611(20),
1.479(30),
1.314(40),
1.240(30),
1.087(30)

XRD chart Coloradoite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

2.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

27 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

8.131 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+ HNO3

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Genth, 1877

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 1 (1990), 105

Other languages

German

Coloradoit

English

Coloradoite

French

Coloradoite

Spanish

Coloradoíta

Russian

Колорадоит

Simplified Chinese

碲汞矿

Japanese

コロラド鉱

Alternative Name

German

Koloradoit

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Clr

Automatic Links to external internet sources (Responsibility is with the operator)

German pages

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English pages

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Russian pages

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German pages

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