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Clearcreekite Mineral Data

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General Clearcreekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 694.86 gm
   Mercury   83.72 %  Hg   87.06 % Hg2O
   Hydrogen   0.74 %  H     6.61 % H2O
   Carbon     1.73 %  C     6.33 % CO2
   Oxygen    13.82 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg2.9(CO3)(OH)0.9•2.1(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Magnesite-quartz boulder in the prospect pit. Polymorph of peterbaylissite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Prospect pit near the former 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 the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-003