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Aurivilliusite Mineral Data

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General Aurivilliusite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+Hg++OI
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 541.59 gm
   Mercury   74.07 %  Hg   38.51 % Hg2O / 39.99 % HgO
   Iodine    22.73 %  I    22.73 % I
               -   %   I    -1.43 % -O=I2    
   Bromine    0.15 %  Br    0.15 % Br
               -   %   Br   -0.01 % -O=Br2   
   Chlorine   0.07 %  Cl    0.07 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.01 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     2.98 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.99 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HgHgO1.01I0.97Br0.01Cl0.01
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cm-wide quartz vein with other mercury compounds. Related to terlinguaite; new structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: A small prospect pit near the long-abandoned Clear Creek mercury mine, New Idria district, San Benito County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Karin Aurivillius (1920-1982), chemist-crystallographer at the University of Lund, Sweden, who determined the crystal structure of numerous synthetic Hg compounds.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-022