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Corderoite

Halide mineral

Corderoite is an extremely rare mercury sulfide mineral with formula Hg3S2Cl2. It crystallizes in the isometric crystal system. It is soft, 1.5 to 2 on the Mohs scale, and varies in color from light gray to black and rarely pink or yellow.

It was first described in 1974 for occurrences in the McDermitt Mercury mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. The name is from the old name of the mine, the Old Cordero Mine.

Identification

Color of mineral

Orange
Pink
Grey
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic