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General Kenhsuite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg3S2Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 736.81 gm
   Mercury   81.67 %  Hg   88.19 % HgO
   Sulfur     8.70 %  S     8.70 % S2-
               -   %  S    -4.34 % -O=S 
   Chlorine   9.62 %  Cl    9.62 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -2.17 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3S2Cl2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermally altered rhyolitic, tuffaceous rocks. An orthorhombic polymorph of corderoite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The McDermitt open pit mercury mine, about 10 km southwest of the town of McDermitt, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Kenneth Junghwa Hsu (1929-), Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technonogy, Zurich, Switzerland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kenhsuite + Pronunciation Say KENHSUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 29253
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Comments: Yellow crystalline kenhsuite on montmorillonite matrix (light sensitive).
Location: McDermitt Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kenhsuite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5548:1:0.5414
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.332, b = 16.82, c = 9.108, Z = 8; V = 1,429.63 Den(Calc)= 6.85
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: A2mm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.58(1), 3.65(0.9), 3.11(0.51),

Physical Properties of Kenhsuite

Help on Color: Color: Canary yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 6.76
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: canary yellow

Optical Properties of Kenhsuite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), b=2.25, g=2.25, , 2V(Meas)=70-80. Dispersion r > v extreme.

Calculated Properties of Kenhsuite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.69 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kenhsuite =6.85 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.24
Boson Index = 0.76
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKenhsuite =1,393.04 barns/electron
U=PEKenhsuite x rElectron Density=7,925.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kenhsuite is Not Radioactive

Kenhsuite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (10)Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.03)where (A)3 (O,OH)2 Xq
  (10.03.03)Dana Group Corderoite Hg3S2Cl2 I 213 2 3 Kenhsuite! Hg3S2Cl2 A2mm mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.FC.15b 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.F - Sulfides of Arsenic, Alkalies; Sulfides with Halide, Oxide, Hydroxide, H2O
  02.FC -With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)
02.FC.15b Kenhsuite! Hg3S2Cl2 A2mm mm2

Other Kenhsuite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Min.Mag.,Vol.61,p733,1997) OPTIC PROP.(Min.Mag.,Vol.61,p733,1997)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kenhsuite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 02.FC.15b





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