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Hauerite

Sulfide mineral

Hauerite is a manganese mineral with the chemical formula 2. It forms reddish brown or black octahedral crystals with the pyrite structure and it is usually found associated with the sulfides of other transition metals such as rambergite. It occurs in low temperature, sulfur rich environments associated with solfataras and salt deposits in association with native sulfur , realgar

It was discovered in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Kalinka (now Vígľašská Huta-Kalinka village) sulfur deposit near Detva in what is now Slovakia in 1846 and named after the Austrian geologists, Joseph Ritter von Hauer (1778–1863) and Franz Ritter von Hauer (1822–1899).

Under high pressure conditions (P>11 GPa), Hauerite undergoes a large collapse in unit cell volume (22 %) driven by a spin-state transition.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

The streak

Brown

Density ( specific gravity )

2.69

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic