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Clearcreekite

Carbonate mineral

Clearcreekite is a carbonate mineral , polymorphous. The chemical formula of clearcreekite is Hg1+3CO3(OH)∙2H2O. It has a pale greenish yellow color and streak with tabular subhedral crystals and good cleavage on {001}. It is transparent with vitreous luster and uneven fracture. Its density (calculated from the idealized formula) is 6.96 g/cm3. The mineral is monoclinic P2/c. Clearcreekite is an extremely rare mineral from the Clear Creek mercury, New Idria district, San Benito County, California. It was probably formed after the alteration of other mercury minerals such as cinnabar. The mineral is named after the locality where it was found.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Green

The streak

Yellow
Green

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic